Golden Hi Fin Ram

South American Cichlid | Golden Hi Fin Ram

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Mikrogeophagus ramirezi

Common Name: Golden Hi Fin Ram

Adult Size: 2.5 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: South America

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 0 - 10

Temperament:  Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition:  Omnivore, will eat flakes, pellets, freeze dried and live foods. Give them a varied diet with lots of protein.

Breeding & Spawning: A pair will began to clean a flat stone prior to breeding. After, the female will deposit the eggs over the stone with the male following closely behind and fertilizing them. They will typically fertilize around 200 eggs. Hatching takes place in four days. The care of eggs and fry is shared by both parents. Feed fry brineshrimp, nauplii, microworm, and small fry food.

Gender: Males have a slightly more elongated dorsal fin.