The German Gold Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) is a dwarf cichlid that has been bred for its color from the German Blue Ram. Gold Rams do require some specific water parameters, but once met, they are very easy fish to keep and breed. Temperature should be around 80 - 86 degrees however some report success down to 78 degrees. They prefer soft acidic water with a pH around 6.0. However Gold Rams have been commercially bred for so long they have addapted to less strict water parameters. They are considered a dwarf cichlid and can get kept in pairs in as little as ten gallon aquariums. Gold Rams are generally mild mannered and do well in community tanks. However they will defend their territory when spawning.
Care Level: Easy
Temp: 78 - 86°
pH: 5.0 - 7.0
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish will vary in size and color. Approximately 1 inch purchase size.