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Bolivian Ram | Microgeophagus altispinosa

Add some serious beauty to your aquarium with Bolivian Rams! These stunning fish are perfect for any freshwater tank, and they’re one of the most peaceful Cichlid species. With their beautiful coloration, mellow nature, and hardiness, these fish are perfect for any community fish tank. Plus, they have an average lifespan of 4 years when properly cared for. Add some vibrant color to your tank with Bolivian Ram Fish today!

  • The Bolivian Ram is a unique fish that can reach up to 3 inches in length when fully grown.
  • A 20-gallon tank is the recommended size for a small group of these fish to thrive.
  • Keeping the water temperature between 72 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit will help keep them healthy and happy.
  • The Bolivian Ram cichlids are peaceful and won't disturb the substrate, however, they might view smaller peaceful fish as food, so try to stick to similarly sized fish.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with the Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The scientific name  for Bolivian Rams is Microgeophagus altispinosa.

We feed our Rams a mix of frozen foods (including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and Bloodworms), live foods such as baby brine & black worms and a mix of NorthFin flake foods.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Gh: 6 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 5
  • TDS: 100 to 200
  • Temp: 78 to 86

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian or Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand


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