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The Electric Blue Balloon Ram is a popular freshwater fish to keep among cichlid fans. It is known for its beautiful electric blue coloration. They are less commonly available than other ram varieties and may be more expensive. You may need some experience to care them in home aquarium. Shop Live Fish Online with Coburg Aquarium, we stock ranges of Tropical Fish and Aquarium Supplies.

Features of Electric Blue Balloon Ram:

  • Electric Blue Balloon Ram is one of the more social and peaceful freshwater fish in Cichlid family.
  • A balloon shaped body and pointed fins and tail
  • Red-orange mark on the forehead, Red coloured eyes.
  • The typical lifespan is 3-4 years


Electric Blue Balloon Ram: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Electric Blue Balloon Ram:

A recommended tank size to keep Electric Blue Balloon Ram is about 75L. Tank size can vary greatly depending on how big or small the fish is and how many you plan to stock in the tank. 

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Electric Blue Balloon Ram Tank Mate Compatibility:

The Electric Blue Balloon Ram should never be housed with aggressive fish or quick and energetic species that will devour all the food. Some compatible tank mates that you can add along:

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Electric Blue Balloon Ram Food :

The Electric Blue Balloon Ram is an omnivore and needs to be kept on a diet of both meaty and green foods, Cichlid Fish Food can be :


Electric Blue Balloon Ram Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Successful keeping normally includes mechanical and biological filtration as well as regular water changes. Mild water movement will be appreciated. Here are some great ones to consider:

Plants in Cichild Fish Tank

Make sure they have plenty of live plants to hide. You can also add driftwood and Indian almond leaves to add tannins to your water. Interested in Live Plants for your aquariums? Click here to see more Fish Live Plant 

Aquarium Decorations

Rocks, driftwoods, coves, pipes, and pots are all good for them to shelter in. Other Ideal Ornaments for your tank could be:

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As the species originates from a warm climate, you should make sure your tank is equipped with an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquarium Substrate

Sandy or fine gravel bottom are very ideal for Electric Blue Balloon Ram. A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

Preferred Water Parameters :

Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

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