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Gold Angel Veil Ram
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Gold Angel Veil Ram (Microgeophagus ramirezi)

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Orange, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 77-82° F, KH 5-12, pH 5.0-7.0
Max. Size 3"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

The Gold Angel Veil Ram is a beautiful color variation of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi with longer, veiled 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 Angel Veil Ram requires an aquarium of at least 30 gallons 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 Angel Veil 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.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"

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