Gold Ram - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Gold Ram

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $9.00
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Gold Ram

General Background

The Gold Ram is a small yet beautiful freshwater tropical fish found in the plains of Colombia and Venezuela. These fish occupy the shallow streams and rivers that run through the warm, tropical area and have become a popular fish for aquarists for their natural, bright colorization. They also prefer waters with a relatively high acidic value.

While these fish became famous for their brilliant gold coloring, they also carry a light blue hue to their body's lower section. The combination of colors gives this species a very pleasing aesthetic that aquarium enthusiasts love. In addition, these fish have a tranquil and peaceful nature that makes them ideal tankmates for other species close to their size.

Tankmates

The Gold Ram is a gentle and docile fish species that grows to two to three inches in length. Given their nature, they do well with most fish relatively near their size and do not cause injury or harm to other fish due to territorial conflict. They tend to keep to themselves and do not engage with other hostile fish species.

For the best health and wellbeing for your Gold Ram, experts recommend extensive research on the fish species that work best with them. However, a few preliminary recommendations have shown success: Cardinal Tetras, Danios species, Black Neon Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Pencilfish, Common Hatchetfish, and Corydoras species.

Feed

Gold Rams are omnivorous, so they can handle a large variety of fish food. However, the nutrient level of the food they receive can impact their coloring. Therefore, for the fish to have the brightest colors, it is best to feed them highly nutritious food typical to that found in their natural habitat.

Because of their timid nature, Gold Rams may take some time to adapt and become comfortable in their new tank. For this reason, it is essential initially to give them food that will sink, so there is no competition for food at the top of the tank. Once they have become more accustomed to their new environment, you can incorporate a wider variety of sustenance.

FAQ

Are Gold Rams aggressive?

While not generally aggressive, like all species in the animal kingdom, they can be protective of their eggs, leading to aggressive behavior.

How many Gold Rams can you keep in one tank?

While this depends on the tank size, this species does best with a single pair in a twenty-gallon tank.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

Customer Reviews

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Leonardo Medeiros
Beautiful colors...

I have always been a big fan of all kind of rams, but these gold rams are beautiful. Love their colors. So far, all of the fish I have purchased from Consolidated has been top notch quality. Great customer service too!!

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Leonardo Medeiros
Beautiful colors...

I have always been a big fan of all kind of rams, but these gold rams are beautiful. Love their colors. So far, all of the fish I have purchased from Consolidated has been top notch quality. Great customer service too!!