Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram
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Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram, a stunning and vibrant addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its striking electric blue body contrasted by a radiant golden head, this unique fish is sure to become the centerpiece of your aquascape. The Balloon Ram variant is known for its distinctive, rounded body shape, adding an extra touch of charm and character. Ideal for both novice and experienced aquarists, the Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram is prized for its peaceful nature and vibrant coloration. Bring a splash of color and elegance to your tank with this beautiful cichlid today.

Care Guide: Follow these care guidelines to ensure the health and happiness of your Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Tank Size: Provide a minimum of 20 gallons for a pair, with additional space if keeping more fish.
  • Substrate: Use a fine sand or smooth gravel substrate to mimic their natural environment.
  • Decor: Include plenty of hiding spots with rocks, driftwood, and aquatic plants. Floating plants can help diffuse light and create a more comfortable environment.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperature between 78-85°F (25-29°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the pH level between 6.0-7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Aim for soft to moderately hard water with a range of 3-12 dGH.
  • Filtration: Ensure good filtration and moderate water flow to maintain high water quality.


  • Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Rams are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods.
  • Provide a balanced diet of high-quality pellets or flakes, supplemented with frozen or live foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia.
  • Offer occasional vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or peas for variety.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • These rams are generally peaceful and can be kept in community tanks with other non-aggressive species.
  • Ideal tankmates include tetras, guppies, mollies, and other small, peaceful fish.
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive or fin-nipping species that may cause stress or injury.


  • Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Rams can be bred in captivity with the right conditions.
  • Provide a separate breeding tank with soft, slightly acidic water and plenty of hiding spots.
  • Condition the breeding pair with high-quality foods, including live and frozen options.
  • After spawning, the female will lay eggs on a flat surface or in a cave, and both parents will guard the eggs and fry.


  • Perform regular water changes of 20-30% every week to maintain optimal water quality.
  • Monitor water parameters regularly using test kits to ensure stability.
  • Clean the substrate and remove any uneaten food to prevent water quality issues.

Health Considerations:

  • Due to their unique body shape, Balloon Rams can be prone to swim bladder issues. Avoid overfeeding and provide a varied diet to help prevent this condition.
  • Observe for signs of stress or disease, such as loss of color, clamped fins, or unusual swimming behavior. Quarantine any new fish before adding them to the main tank.

Note: The Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram is a captivating and rewarding fish to keep. With their striking appearance and peaceful temperament, they make a fantastic addition to any well-maintained community aquarium. Provide them with a stable and enriched environment, and they will thrive, bringing beauty and interest to your aquatic world.

Add a touch of elegance and vibrancy to your aquarium with the Golden Head Electric Blue Balloon Ram. Order now and enjoy the beauty and grace of this stunning cichlid in your home.


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