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The Golden Balloon Ram is a very attractive freshwater fish to keep with its intricate colouration. Best kept in a planted tank with peaceful types, will not dig up plants. Needs some hiding places. The Golden Balloon Ram is known for its beautiful gloden coloration. Shop Live Fish Online with Coburg Aquarium, we stock ranges of Tropical Fish and Aquarium Supplies.

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Features of Golden Balloon Ram:

  • The Gold Balloon Ram is a selectively bred variant of the German Blue Ram
  • A balloon shaped body and pointed fins and tail
  • Golden base color, Red coloured eyes.
  • Orginated from Central America
  • The typical lifespan is 3-4 years


Golden Balloon Ram: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Golden Balloon Ram:

A recommended tank size to keep Golden 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.  After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Golden Balloon Ram Tank Mate Compatibility:

Rams are best housed in groups of 5 or more individuals, as they would live in social groups in the wild. While they are peaceful towards other tank mate. Some compatible tank mates includes:

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Golden Balloon Ram Food :

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


Golden 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 Golden 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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