Bolivian Ram EXPERT ONLY

lg 89937 Bolivian Ram
Latin name: (Mikrogeophagus altispinosa)

Care Level

Expert Only







Preferred Conditions

Expert Only

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons



The Bolivian Ram is a great addition to any community tank, as it is a peaceful fish that gets along well with its tank mates. Its tank should have a minimum of 30 gallons and should be decorated with several dense plant groups, plenty of open swimming space, a few caves for hiding, and stones for spawning. With its bright colors and peaceful nature, the Bolivian Ram makes a great addition to any aquarium. Furthermore, the Bolivian Ram is relatively easy to care for, making it an ideal fish for both beginner and experienced aquarists.

The Bolivian Ram is a reliable egg layer that is relatively easy to care for. They prefer soft to medium hardness, neutral pH, and slightly raised water temperatures from 77-82°F. To maintain optimal water parameters, it is recommended to add peat to the water. It is also important to note that the female can lay up to 200 eggs which should be placed on stones or in depressions. Additionally, both the male and female share the responsibility of rearing the fry, and the female has even been known to take the fry into her mouth to protect them. To ensure their safety, extra care must be taken to ensure that the fry do not become sucked into the filter. With proper care and maintenance, the Bolivian Ram is a rewarding fish to keep.

The Bolivian Ram is an omnivore and will consume a wide variety of foods. These include freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, flake food, and both frozen and live brine shrimp and worms.

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