Electric Blue Acara Cichlid "Aequidens pulcher"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

5" - 8"

Minimum Size

55 gallon

Color

Blue, Orange, Silver

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

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.