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Bolivian Rams

Temp:   72-80F.
pH:   6.5 -7.4
DH:    0 - 10
Size:  Up to 3"

Microgeophagus altispinosa

Bolivian Ram
$5.99
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Native Region:   Bolivia, Brazil, South America
Temperament:    Usually peaceful, but as with all cichlids become territorial during breeding
Feeding:    Easy.  Will accept flake foods, thawed frozen adult brine shrimp, newly hatched brine shrimp nauplii and bloodworms.
Sexing:   Male's dorsal fin is much longer than the female's.
Females are smaller and have a reddish-brown shade on the abdomen
General Comments:   
The Bolivian Ram, also called the Butterfly Ram and the Red Ram, is a social fish that will form pairs and often remains "faithful" to each other. Bolivian Rams are golden brown in color with reddish highlights on the dorsal and caudal fins and pearly turquoise-blue highlights on the pelvic and anal fins. A black 'spot' is in the center of the body and a black line runs from the top of the eye to the bottom of the head.

The Bolivian Ram requires a tank of 30 gallons minimum. The tank should have several dense plant groups and plenty of open swimming space. The Bolivian Ram also requires a few caves in which to hide in and stones to spawn on. Being a peaceful fish, the Bolivian Ram makes a wonderful addition to the community tank, is compatible with other peaceful fish.

The Bolivian Ram is an egg layer that prefers soft to medium hardness, neutral pH and slightly raised water temperatures (77-82F). Peat should be added to the water. The female will lay up to 200 eggs on stones and occasionally, in depressions. Both the male and female share the rearing of the fry, and it has been reported that they will take them into their mouths to protect them like a mouth brooder. Care should be taken so that the fry are not sucked into the filter.

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