Nice pics everyone, there are so many different colour morphs of rams, they are such an interesting fish to keep.
Can't wait to see some of you post some electrics blues. One of my favorites!
Here we go, my electric blue pair, I have them in a breeding tank, they have spawned about 6 times so far, but never with any success. Either they messed up, or I did, either way, they are way more difficult than any other fish I've attempted to breed. They are in a 46g bow, but I could definitely go smaller, like I'd say 20g, it's just this 46g tank is so established. Rams are awesome fish, I love the way they swim in a jerking fashion, then when they stop, their 'spikes' rise (dorsal fins), reminds me of a little mohawk. They seem to occupy the whole tank on their own, maybe a bit more at bottom strata, but I think they are mostly just picking off the cherry shrimplets. They are very inquisitive, will breed right in front of you and eat from my hands. I assume they would act differently in a community tank, but I love my little EB's!!!
Top left pic: The male
Top right pic: female
Bottom pic: The two together, they are almost always together.