Mikrogeophagus altispinosus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Bolivia
Length : 8 cm - 3"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Bolivian Ram
You should keep this rather peaceful fish as a couple.  You should set up the aquarium with driftwood and roots and a lot of plants, because they need hiding places.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. 

They are omnivorous, but they prefer small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  Up to 200 eggs are laid on a flat stone. Both parents defend the fry fanatic.  Some reports say that parents take the young fishes in the mouth when they are in danger.  The young fishes can be raised with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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