Bolivian Ram Tropical Fish InformationMikrogeophagus altispinosus
Behaviour Peaceful, pair-forming
Typical size 7cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 90cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)
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The Bolivian Ram is a good alternative to the more colourful, but also more demanding, Ram or Butterfly Cichlid, and doesn't require the elevated temperatures of it's counterpart. These fish are peaceful, robust, and make an excellent aquarium fish for a general community or dwarf cichlid community.†Unlike many other dwarf cichlids, they can be kept in groups of 5 or more, given a tank size of greater than 90cm. They are 'sand sifters' taking mouthfuls of sand from the substrate and sifting these through the gills and mouth to find food, although they will also feed directly from the water column too.†The fish form pairs and are good parents. Provide hiding spots amongst densely planted areas†and/or caves. More robust than most dwarf cichlids.
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