DetailsThe Ram cichlids (Blue and Gold) are amongst the most popular of all Dwarf cichlids. The Gold (or Blonde) ram is a domestically developed variety, whereas the wild fish resembles the Blue ram.
More than 225 species, with estimates of 300 species, of cichlids are found throughout South America. An estimated 75% of these inhabit the mighty Amazon River Basin. Cichlids are also found in Central America, where they are well-known for their pugnacious behavior and their stunning colors. Most of these cichlid are large, thus requiring large tanks. These fish inhabit most types of water ways throughout Central America including lakes, streams, rivers, even underground water sources.
Their colorful appearance, the many different species available, their behavior and their breeding are just some of the reasons the Cichlids are one of the most popular aquarium fish.
Due to their aggressive behavior, the tank for cichlids should be as large as possible, with its length being more critical than its height; meaning the longer the better.
In the Cichlid tank there must be places of refuge. These can be rock caves, large pieces of driftwood or even inverted flowerpots. Most large species of Cichlids will dig up the substrate material, and occasionally will remove plants from the substrate. The Angelfish, Discus and the dwarf species Apistogramma all prefer a densely planted tank.
The water temperature should be in the range of 24-28 degrees celsius, slightly higher for the Discus. The diet should consist of live and frozen food of all kinds as well a large flake staple food. Large specimens can be feed Earthworms, garden Crickets and kitchen leftovers.
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- Pretty, but very fussy
When they arrive they are very shy and almost entirely translucent from the night spent inside the white box, you could clearly see the digestive tract through the skin. It took mine a few weeks to colour up and start eating regular fishfood, until then I fed it almost entirely on garlic soaked bloodworm and brineshrimp. They are very elegant and attractive fish though, and can almost always be found hanging out at the front of the tank. Not for the beginner or the impatient.
Gorgeous fish, very elegant will definately buy again. Only had them a few days and their colour is great. Tend to occupy the bottom-middle area of the tank and are less shy than the blue rams i got with them.