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Mikrogeophagus ramirezi habitat

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by fishme., Nov 3, 2008.

  1. fishme.

    fishme. New Member 5 Year Member

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    hello :)

    i am trying to find some information for the M.ramirezi habitat but all i found is only that they are from orinoco system.

    do they occure in all of this system ? i don't think so as it is huge , so does anyone knows exactly the location they are from ?

    thank's in advance
  2. ste12000

    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Fishme, can you send me your email address by PM..I have a document detailing the exact habitat for you to read through...
  3. PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn

    PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn New Member 5 Year Member

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    sent you my email addy as well, hope you don't mind.

    it is something I'm interested in. Not sure if I'd mix rams with the wild pair of discrossus filamentosus "orinoco" that I have, considering it though
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    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Fishme
    I have collected rams in two locations in the lower Orinoco. I collected some large robust forms from a stream not far from Piacoa on the south of the Orinoco. The other location was north of the river close to Tucupita in shallow man made depressions that I think were for watering cattle. These were smaller but intensly colored fish in large schools that looked like corydoras swimming along the bottom.
    TTW
  5. fishme.

    fishme. New Member 5 Year Member

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    thank you for the answers

    TTW do you know the water value of these collecting spots ?

    ste12000 i have just sent you a pm
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    Ttw Active Member 5 Year Member

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    The collection site near Piacoa had a pH of 6.7 and hardness of 110 ppm.
    The collection site near Tucupita had a pH of 5.8 and hardness of 30 ppm.
    Temps varied between 30 - 33 degrees C.