German Blue Ram - Mikrogeophagus ramirezi Care level is difficult. Grows to max size of 3" and needs temperatures of 72 - 79 degrees. Member of the Cichlidae family, considered to be peaceful. Needs a mate pairing. Needs to be kept in an aquarium no smaller than 20g with dense planting and lots of open swim space. Requires caves to hide in and flat stones for females to lay her eggs. Will become aggressive without proper hiding spaces or opportunity to tend to eggs.