What fish is this?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by klogue2, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. klogue2Valued MemberMember

    I'm also curious what type of fish this is, because it was labeled "Apistogramma Ram Angel Val" ?! Looked it up and sure enough nothing of the sort came up. Sounds like they mixed a bunch of different names together.

    Sorry for the pic, was taken with my phone.

    The fish is yellow with a pudgy, short body and has the cichlid look to him.

  2. JessiNoel21Well Known MemberMember

    Looks to be a yellow ballon ram which can be a mix of a ballon ram and a German blue ram.

  3. klogue2Valued MemberMember

    That's it! I looked up some pictures of that fish and it matches perfectly. Thanks! They really are unique and very pretty.

    Edit: is it also called balloon blue ram? That's what most websites I'm looking at are referring to it as.
  4. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Its just a balloon version of a normal German Blue Ram. Poor thing :(.
  5. klogue2Valued MemberMember

    Sorry to be dense but why is it sad? Are they human-made to be balloon-like? (sometimes I can be really slow haha)
  6. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Inbred with ZERO regard to the fishes health. They have a severe spine deformity, no doubt causes discomfort and almost always ends with early death. They are bred to look like that by people who have no heart for fish.
  7. klogue2Valued MemberMember

    Oh wow, that's horrible :( I had no idea.
  8. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    It is sad, Imo and the opinion of most on here, very cruel and pointless. They do it with Rams, Tetra, Mollies, Angel fish and a few others. "Balloon" anything refers to the deformity. They may also call them "Angel Rams" and "Butterfly rams"
  9. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah. Balloons are basically deformed fish. They have a hard time competing with other fish for food and often starve. I had to feed my one guy by hand cause of it.

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