We added a CO2 generator to The Living Aquarium. We still have the same CO2 Tank Regulator and Bubbler. The CO2 Generator is plumbed in on the draw side of the canister filter. The water comes from the aquarium tank to the bottom of the CO2 generator, out the top and over to the filter. The water then goes through the filter and back to the tank. This set up allows for near 100% CO2 absorption, and so far is working great.
That was the name at the store. We Call Him Little Chief.
We picked up a pair about 3 weeks ago and they have been doing GREAT. The ramirezi are said to be very shy, but ours will come right up to the glass, as you can see.
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the Orinoco River basin, in the savannahs of Venezuela and Colombia in South America. The species is traded under a variety of common names including Ram, Blue ram, German blue ram, Asian ram, Butterfly cichlid, Ramirez's dwarf cichlid, Dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. The species is a member of the family Cichlidae and is included in subfamily Geophaginae.
The ram cichlid is a popular cichlid for the tropical freshwater, community aquarium although it is not necessarily the easiest cichlid to maintain in many situations. This is because the species is often kept with other fish that are more assertive, aggressive or overly active. The species is innately shy and is best kept with passive dither fish, such as neon or cardinal tetras. The species will readily exhibit breeding behaviours in water of pH 5.0-6.5, though softer water encourages more regular spawning. It is easier to maintain the species in larger aquaria as the species is intolerant of common aquarium pollutants such as nitrate. The aquarium should be decorated to mimic the natural environment and is best decorated with several densely planted regions of aquatic plants, separated by open water.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia