Bo­li­vian ram

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Cichlids -

Sci­en­tific name: Mikro­geoph­a­gus al­tispinosus (My-crow-gee-oh-fay­guss al-tiss-pin-oh-suss). Size: To around 8cm/3.2in. Ori­gin: Bo­livia and Brazil. Aquarium size: 60 x 40cm/24 x 16in foot­print rec­om­mended; 70 l or more. Wa­ter re­quire­ments: 6–7.5ph, hard­ness be­low 10°H. Tem­per­a­ture: 22–28°C. Avail­abil­ity and cost: Less com­monly avail­able than M. ramirezi. Ex­pect to pay in the re­gion of £5–£6 per fish.

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