Apistogram Ramirezi (butterfly chromis) - belongs to the family of cichlids, a genus of microgeophaguses.
Bright freshwater fish, size 5-7 cm. Coloring mottled, with a blue tint on a yellow-red background. At the eye level, a transverse black stripe passes, part of the dorsal fin in males also has a black color.
In feeding, these fish are unpretentious, feed on both dry and medium-sized live food.
Maintenance and care
It is allowed to contain a couple of "butterflies" in an aquarium with a volume of 25-40 liters. The temperature of the water should be between 25-30 ° C. Regular cleaning of the bottom, replacement of part of the water, an active supply of oxygen and the presence of filters are required. Lighting should be bright, with several dark areas.
For breeding acquire 8-10 young individuals. Spawning can take place in a common aquarium. Apistograms lay eggs in the amount of 100-400 pieces on smooth, cleaned surfaces. The masonry should be placed in the source water tank, but after raising the temperature by 2-3 degrees, for disinfection it is necessary to add methylene blue to a bluish tint. A regular change of water is required, and with the advent of fry - daily cleaning of the aquarium.