How big do dwarf ram cichlids get?
Size: the Tiny Cichlid Ram cichlids fall under the “dwarf cichlid” group. This means they don’t grow very large, even as adults. The maximum length you’re likely to see is around 2-3 inches (5-7 cm). Many aquarists gravitate to this “manageable” cichlid size.
How big do Golden ram cichlids get?
General: The gold ram is a colorful, South American dwarf cichlid. The gold ram will reach a length of three inches and live up to five years in captivity. As an individual, the gold ram may only require an aquarium of twenty gallons. As a pair, the gold ram should be kept in twenty-nine gallons or more.
Is a ram a dwarf cichlid?
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi is a South American dwarf cichlid that goes by many common names, including ram cichlid, blue ram, German blue ram, butterfly cichlid, and Ramirez’s dwarf cichlid. Where do blue rams come from? Contrary to the name, ram cichlids originate from the Orinoco River basin in Colombia and Venezuela.
Are dwarf ram cichlids aggressive?
Unlike most cichlids, rams are peaceful, non-aggressive fish that do best when housed in a community with other fish, but you can keep a single pair alone in a 15 to 20-gallon tank.
Can I keep one apistogramma?
Apistogramma Tank Mates Always avoid larger aggressive species. These fish can become targets very quickly due to their small size. It’s best to keep more than one Apistogramma in the tank. More females are preferred, as males tend to show signs of aggression.
Can Rams and Gouramis live together?
Most of the smaller Gourami species are great German Blue Ram tank mates: Honey, Chocolate, Sparkling, and more. However the Dwarf Gourami is both the easiest to find and the most colorful.
Are Golden Ram cichlids aggressive?
German Gold Rams have a gold body with hints of pink, orange, and red. Being a peaceful fish, the German Gold Ram makes a wonderful addition to the community tank. However, if kept in an aquarium that lacks hiding places for this fish, they may become aggressive toward small tank mates.
Are Golden Rams Hardy?
Gold rams are not hardy. Due to inbreeding, unideal breeding conditions, and other artificial enhancers, these fish cannot tolerate imperfect water quality or parameter swings. Water temperature should be slightly higher than most other freshwater tropical fish at a constant value between 78-85° F (25.5-29.0° C).
Are Rams hard to keep?
Many aquarists believe that the German blue ram is really difficult to keep, but this is not really true. You can keep Bolivian and German rams together in the same aquarium. Your German blue ram will do much better if you combine it will peaceful species that will leave some food for the rams.
Are Rams aggressive?
Regardless of an individual ram’s behavior, it is important to remember that all rams are aggressive or have the potential to be aggressive, even if they appear “friendly”. Hand-reared ram lambs may seem more docile and friendlier, but in fact they are the most dangerous since they have no fear of the shepherd.
Can you keep Rams alone?
And since I strongly recommend rams live in separate areas, you should have a companion for your ram. Sheep are flock animals, and should never be left alone. During the summer months, some farms will let the rams run with the ewes and lambs for grazing.