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4cm - 5cm

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Bolivian rams are colorful, peaceful and easygoing.

They can be quite shy and will not bother any other fish in your tank so they make great additions to a community fish tank.

Introducing the Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus), a captivating and peaceful cichlid species that will add beauty and charm to your aquarium. Here's everything you need to know about these vibrant fish:

  • Vibrant Coloration: Bolivian Rams are known for their stunning coloration. They have a vibrant golden body with dark horizontal stripes running across their scales, creating a captivating and eye-catching display in your tank. The males often exhibit more intense coloration and longer fins compared to the females.

  • Peaceful and Social Nature: Bolivian Rams are peaceful by nature, making them suitable for community aquariums. They can coexist with other peaceful fish species such as tetras, rasboras, and peaceful catfish. However, it's best to avoid aggressive or territorial fish that may bully or stress the Rams.

  • Ideal Tank Setup: Provide the Bolivian Rams with a well-decorated aquarium that replicates their natural habitat. A tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended for a pair or small group. Include plenty of hiding places like rocks, caves, and driftwood. Dense vegetation, such as live plants like Amazon swords and java ferns, can provide cover and create a natural feel.

  • Water Conditions: Bolivian Rams thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions. Aim for a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 and a water temperature between 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit (24-28 degrees Celsius). Regular water changes and the use of a reliable filtration system are essential to maintain optimal water quality.

  • Feeding Habits: Bolivian Rams are omnivorous and will readily accept a varied diet. Offer them a balanced diet of high-quality pellets or flakes supplemented with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. Additionally, include vegetable matter in their diet by offering blanched spinach or spirulina-based foods.

  • Behavior and Care: Bolivian Rams are generally peaceful and exhibit interesting behaviors. They are known for their interaction with each other and other tank mates. Rams may form pairs and establish territories within the tank. It's important to provide them with ample swimming space and hiding spots to reduce any potential aggression.

  • Breeding: Bolivian Rams are known to be good parents and often engage in pair bonding. They are relatively easy to breed in a well-maintained aquarium. Provide them with flat surfaces, such as smooth rocks or broad leaves, for them to lay their eggs. The parents will guard and care for the eggs and fry. Separate the fry from the adults to ensure their survival.

Bolivian Rams are a popular choice among aquarists due to their stunning colors, peaceful nature, and relatively easy care requirements. With their striking appearance and interesting behaviors, they can be a focal point in a well-maintained community aquarium. Enjoy the beauty and character that Bolivian Rams bring to your aquatic setup!

Bolivian Ram 4-5cm

SGD 6.60

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