Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)


A longtime favorite in the hobby due to its unique pattern, relatively small adult size, and peaceful behavior, the Bolivian Ram originates from the Southern reaches of the Amazon Basin in Brazil and Bolivia. It is now commercially bred worldwide and is among the most hardy dwarf cichlid species in the aquarium hobby, ideal for beginners. A great species for planted or community tanks, they can be slightly territorial towards each other but will rarely bother other fish.


Bolivian Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will accept most frozen and prepared diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 3.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 18 gallons

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.8
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm