Electric Blue Acara

Electric Blue Acara


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Basics

Scientific Name: Andinoacara pulcher (formerly Aequidens pulcher)

Family: Cichlidae

Origin: Central and South America

 

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Lifespan: 5-10 years
  • Water Conditions: 71-82° F, KH 5-25, pH 6.0-8.0
  • Maximum Size: 6" - 7.9"
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

 

Overview

Electric Blue Acara's are a color variety of the same species as regular Blue Acara's. However, they are much more vibrant and are consistently a bright, iridescent blue throughout their bodies as well as their fins. 

They will usually not harass tankmates whether they are different species or members of their own species, but should be kept with community fish that are a similar size and temperament nonetheless. They can be kept in groups and will split off into monogamous pairs for spawning. The tank should be planted and also have plenty of hiding places, and a sandy substrate. 

They require protein rich foods for optimal health, and should be given bloodworms and tubifex--live, freeze dried and frozen will all be accepted. They will also eat high quality pellets and flakes.