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The Black Ram Cichlid is a striking freshwater fish that is sure to be a showstopper in any aquarium. With its distinct black and yellow coloration, this fish is a popular choice among hobbyists. These fish are native to South America, where they are found in slow-moving rivers and streams.


The Black Ram Cichlid is a small fish, growing up to only 3 inches in length. They require a minimum tank size of 20 gallons, and they prefer a heavily planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places. These fish are generally peaceful, but they can become aggressive during breeding periods. It is recommended to keep them in a species-only tank or with other peaceful fish.


These fish are relatively easy to care for, with a care difficulty rating of "easy." They are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods. Their black and yellow coloration is their most striking feature, with the black color covering most of their body, while the yellow coloration is found on their fins.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • gH: 5-15
  • kH: 3-8
  • TDS: 100-300 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

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