Bolivian Ram
Behaviour Peaceful, pair-forming
Typical size 6cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Bolivian Ram Mikrogeophagus altispinosus
  • Bolivian Ram Mikrogeophagus altispinosus - thumbnail
  • Bolivian Ram Mikrogeophagus altispinosus - thumbnail

Bolivian Ram

Mikrogeophagus altispinosus

The Bolivian Ram is a good alternative to the more colourful, but also more demanding, Ram or Butterfly Cichlid. These fish are peaceful, robust, and make an excellent aquarium fish for a general community or dwarf cichlid community. The fish form pairs and are good parents. Provide hiding spots amongst densely planted areas. More robust than most dwarf cichlids.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Crenicara altispinosa, Papiliochromis altispinosus, Microgeophagus altispinosus | Origin South America; Brazil, Bolivia | Breeding Egg layer; eggs are laid on stones or in pits, parents care for the eggs and young | Natural Water Conditions pH 7, medium | Sexing Females may be fuller bodied, difficult to sex

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