Electric Blue Acara Cichlid "Aequidens pulcher"
5" - 8"
Blue, Orange, Silver
Neutral (6.2 to 7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 18dGH), 65 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) are a hybrid product, being derived from the fertilization of eggs from various closely related South American Cichlids. Considered to be semi-aggressive, it is often best to keep Electric Blue Acara in groups consisting of six individuals, or more. The Electric Blue Acara may reach a length of 8 inches, and can live for 10+ years in captivity.
Fecundity: The Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) may produce up to 1,000 eggs per clutch.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.2 to 7.8 pH), intermediate water hardness (6 to 18dGH)
Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Spirulina, Mysis Shrimp, Krill, Mullusk, Ghost Shrimp, Omnivore Pellet
Dimorphism: The Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) male will develop elongated dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins as it matures. The female will retain her short, round fins. Also, the female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.
Compatibility: The Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) are typically compatible with other Acara, Severum, Jack Dempsey, Firemouth, Terror, Blood Parrot, Synodontis, Plecostomus, Rainbowfish, and Silver Dollar.