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Gold Ram Dwarf Cichlid

The Gold Ram is a beautiful small yellow and pink fish with blue speckles. They only grow to about 2 inches. They are particularly colorful when they are in breeding colors. This is a popular color variant of the Blue Ram.

They inhabit shallow heavily vegetated slow-moving streams with submerged branches, roots, or leaf litter. They are active fish that look great in a small group. They prefer warm temperatures 78-86 degrees F. The original wild rams came from Venezuela and Columbia. They have been captive-bred for many years. The rams we sell are captive bred.

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. 

To resemble their natural environment, sandy bottom with driftwood and a few rounded or flat rocks for them to breed on is ideal. Leaves on the bottom to add cover will also help. They enjoy the water that has been stained with tannins (Almond leaves would be perfect as cover as well). Keeping them with other small schools of Cardinal or Green Neons would also give them comfort by making them feel it’s safe.

Gold Rams should have very good water quality particularly if you are hoping to breed them. We feed them a large variety of foods which include ground Northfin flake foods, small Northfin pellets (veggie, community, & bug pro), frozen foods, and live baby brine.

The scientific name for Gold Rams is Mikrogeophagus ramirezi.

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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