Bolivian ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosus) is a small, good looking and peaceful cichlid. Keeping Bolivian ram is quite easy, it is a proper choice for community tanks.
The fish is a bit more aggressive than its relative – ram cichlid, though if comparing it with cichlid species in general it’s not aggressive at all. Its behavior is meant more to scare the other fish, not no attack or hurt.
The сockatoo сichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) is one of the easiest dwarf cichlids to keep, however it’s not the most spread one among the aquarists.
It’s difficult to tell why it happened so, – possibly it’s the order of the day now or it’s about the fact that this fish is higher priced. But it is likely to be about the cockatoo cichlid fry color which is inconspicuous and which doesn’t hit the eye considering all the motley of the market.
Just like all cockatoo dwarf cichlids the cacatuoides is good for community tank. The fish is small in size and it’s not an aggressive one so it even can be kept together with small tetras (Characinidae).
Then again it’s a cichlid after all and still it will hunt fry and small prawns, therefore it’s better not to keep them together.