I have bred Rams before. They have an awesome mating ritual, protect their young like all cichlids and are very territtorial when young are present. They will lay their egss in a small hole in a branch or a rock or under a rock, care for them, move them to keep fungus off them and the like. The males, which is pictured will get even longer filaments w/ age and get even more beatiful. I just love the South american cichlids, particularly the dwarf species which rams are included. Their are a few sub-species, but most come from Brazil or Venezuela. Love the pic too!