The Gold Ram is a beautiful color variation of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi with longer, Gold fins. It is a social fish that will form pairs and often remain "faithful" to each other. As its name suggests, the Gold Angel Veil Ram has an angelic appearance with a shimmering gold body and hints of iridescent pink, orange, and red coloration that beautifully complements flowing, wing-like fins.
The Gold Ram requires an aquarium of at least 50L in size. The setup should have several dense plant groups and plenty of open swimming space. The Gold Angel Veil Ram will also need a few caves in which to hide and stones to spawn on. Being a peaceful fish, the Gold Angel Veil Ram makes a wonderful addition to the community aquarium. However, if kept in an aquarium that lacks hiding places for this fish, they may become aggressive toward small tank mates.
The Gold Ram is an egg layer that prefers soft to medium hardness, neutral pH, and tropical water temperatures (77-82°F). Peat can be added to the water to make it softer and acidic. Female Gold Angel Veil Rams can lay up to 200 eggs on stones and occasionally, in depressions. Both the male and female share the rearing of the fry, and it has been reported that they will take them into their mouths to protect them like a mouth brooder. Care should be taken so that the fry are not sucked into the filter.
Care Level: Easy
Colour Form: Gold, Yellow, Orange
Max Size: 7cm
Origin: South America
Tank Size: 50L
pH: 5.0 - 7.0
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.
*Photo and information provided by Live Aquaria.