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Bolivian Ram

Discussion in 'Cichlids - Central and South American' started by Auratus, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Auratus

    Auratus Why am I browsing a fish forum at 2am?

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    Common name: Bolivan, Red, Butterfly Ram

    Scientific name: Microgeophagus altispinosa

    Family: Cichlidae

    Origin: South America, Brazil

    Maximum size: 3.5"

    Temperature: 74-79 F

    Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

    Care: Bolivian Rams are easier to care for and hardier then other rams. A slight change in ph or temperature will not harm this fish. They are a peaceful cichlid that do well in community tanks with fish such as; larger tetras, gourami, catfish, and danios. They enjoy tanks with pleanty of hiding places and rocks and leaves to spawn on. They have an average life span of 4 years and occupy the bottom and middle areas of the tank.

    Feeding: Flake, brine shrimp, bloodworms, cichlid pellets

    Sexing: Males and females are very similar in color and size. Males have a longer dorsal and caudual fin. Males are sometimes larger then females and display more color.

    Breeding: Spawn on smooth stones and leaves. A female can lay up to 200 eggs but 50-75 eggs is average. Parents will clean and fan the eggs. Eggs hatch within 72 hours and fry should be fed vinegar eels as a first food.

     
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  2. d&a

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    Since there are no pictures :shifty: ... and I have some shots of my Rams :drool: ... POSTING TIME :shout:

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    I think my two are still fairly young.

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  5. mattlee

    mattlee get on a board and do yo thang...!
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    bolivian ram just reaching adulthood
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  6. gearhead65

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    Beautiful!!
     

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