The Gold ram is a color morph of the ram cichlid (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi). Gold rams are still less commonly available than other ram varieties, and may be more expensive. Be wary of Gold rams sold at “bargain-basement” prices as they may have been treated with hormones, a practice that weakens the specimens and reduces their lifespan. Always buy from a trusted, reputable dealer or breeder.
The German Gold Ram is a beautiful color variation. It is a social fish that will form pairs and often remain “faithful” to each other. German Gold Rams have a gold body with hints of pink, orange, and red.