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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Blue Acara

Blue Acara

Scientific Name: Andinoacara pulcher

Price: Upon Request

Origin: Central-South America

Family: Cichlidae


Other Names: Aequidens pulcher, Blue Acara Cichlid



Technical Info

Temperature: 22 - 28 ℃

pH: 7.2 - 7.5

GH: 5 - 20

Max size: 20 cm

Min Tank size: 150 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



The Blue Acara is a beautifully marked cichlid. Its body is mottled brown with many electric blue spots throughout. These blue spots form lines on the mouth area giving them a distinctive look. The males of this species have longer pointed dorsal and anal fins, which are outlined in red.



The Blue Acara is omnivorous and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.



The Blue Acara has been bred successfully in captivity. They are egg layers and tend to deposit their eggs upon flat surfaces open to the water (such as a flat rock at the bottom of the tank). They become sexually mature once they reach about 6.35 cm, though most will begin to breed at 10 cm. As the time to spawn approaches, the male and female will both begin to display, with their displays increasing in frequency the closer they are to spawning. Well adjusted pairs may spawn several times a year. A monogamous cichlid, the female lays the eggs on carefully cleaned rocks. Both parents will guard and care for the young.


Compatible with

It is suggested to keep with other large, non-aggressive fish as tank mates. For exmaple, they can be kept with Discus, other Aequidens species, the Pearl Cichlid and other eartheaters, Angelfish, the Uaru Cichlid, and other easy going Central and South American cichlids.



The Blue Acara is generally peaceful with other fish of similar size, but can get territorial during breeding time.