Are Bolivian rams easy to breed?

Are Bolivian rams easy to breed?

Bolivian rams are colorful, peaceful and easygoing. They can be quite shy and will not bother any other fish in your tank so they make great additions to a community fish tank. These fish are perfect for beginners – breeding these fish can be quite rewarding too!

How old do Bolivian rams have to be to breed?

The young fish can usually be sexed at about 4 cm (1.6 inches) total length, around 5 months old.

What is a gold ram?

The German Gold Ram Dwarf Cichlid (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi var. “Gold”) is a striking variant of the ever-popular German Blue Ram Dwarf Cichlid. This cichlid is generally compatible with other peaceful fish as long as it has plenty of space. Territoriality is typically at its peak during spawning.

Do Bolivian Rams lay eggs?

Females lay around 220-340 eggs every time they breed, and they like to lay these eggs on rocks. Bolivian ram’s young are reared both by the male and female fish, and they have been seen storing these eggs in their mouths to shield them, much like mouthbrooders.

Can 2 male Bolivian Rams together?

Yes, males tend to be more aggressive, but bolivian rams are probably one of the most peaceful of cichlids and without females, they won’t really have much to fight for. A pair of rams would actually work too. They don’t get particularly aggressive when breeding, except towards other cichlids.

Do Bolivian Rams eat plants?

Bolivian rams are omnivores and mainly consume plant matter and small invertebrates in the wild. In their natural habitat, they feed by sifting through the substrate and you will often see a similar behavior in the home aquarium.

Do Bolivian rams eat plants?

Do Bolivian rams lay eggs?

How long do gold Rams live?

How long do ram fish live? Sadly, due to breeding conditions, possible dye-enhancers, and sometimes growth hormone supplements, these fish do not live a long time. In fact, most gold ram cichlids only make it to 2-4 years of age even with perfect tank and water conditions.

How do Bolivian rams lay eggs?

Once the courtship has been completed, the female will then deposit 100-200 of her eggs in a straight row. The male will then fertilize the eggs, and this will occur several times until all the eggs have been laid and fertilized.

What happens to eggs of a Mikrogeophagus altispinosa after they hatch?

A Mikrogeophagus altispinosa female guards the eggs that she has just finished laying. The extended ovipositor will quickly disappear now that egg laying has been completed. The eggs hatch in two to three days and the non swimming larval fry are moved into a pit dug into the substrate.

What is Mikrogeophagus ramirezi?

This species is also traded as ‘hi-fin ram’ ‘Bolivian butterfly’ or ‘ruby crown cichlid’ and is arguably a better choice for less-experienced aquarists than its congener M. ramirezi. The genus Mikrogeophagus currently contains just two recognised species.

Is Mikrogeophagus altispinosa dangerous?

Mikrogeophagus altispinosa are more commonly encountered in pet stores than most dwarfs and are sold under a variety of common names including Ruby Clown Cichlid. During spawning they become more aggressive but rarely vicious.

How many species of Mikrogeophagus are there?

The genus Mikrogeophagus currently contains just two recognised species. They are separated from one another in a geographical sense with M. ramirezi occurring in Venezuela and Colombia and M. altispinosa native to Bolivia and western Brazil.