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Electric Blue Acara Cichlid Fish

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The Electric Blue Acara Cichlid is generally peaceful even with its own kind. If more than one is kept, they will form pairs. They will also usually not bother any fish that stays away from its territory, except when it is breeding it may tend to become more aggressive. They will breed every two weeks on a regular basis if the fry are removed shortly after hatching. However they are excellent parents and will not harm the fry even if left in the aquarium.

Species: Cichlid
Environment: 29 gallon tank
Maturity Size: 6"
Experience Level: Intermediate
Eating Characteristics: Flake, frozen, freeze-dried
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Electric Blue Acara Cichlid Fish
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Electric Blue Acara Cichlid Fish is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fish I own 3 of the now...they're great Fish, and enjoy all forms of food. I have yet to get a pair and that's what I'm aiming for.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING FISH! Just got one of these guys for my 75 gallon and it is easily the most beautiful fish I own, very easy care. I highly recommend you get one!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this fish! I had a pair in a 30 gal breeding and had eggs twice but then the male got very aggressive and the female jumped out of the tank one night. We both miss her very much and want to find another but when I found these two I didn't even know what a rare find I had found.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them I have three. Clyde (male) is almost 6", Bonnie (female) is about 4.5-5" and Jolleen is about 3". They are beyond pretty, amazing color. I've had Bonnie and Clyde for 2+ year's, Jolleen for just over 1yr. My two older ones have bred only once. No survivers, but second times the charm. Easy to care for, lots of personality. If you get the chance to own one, jump at the chance.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a beauty i picked one up for 19.99 and have to say it is a great beauty.good deal considering you wont get what you see in online stores and you dont have to pay for shipping
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have! Love my Blue Acara. His demeanor is very docile and slow moving like he where a giant fish 3". Although, he is no push over and will stand his ground. Gets along with my peacocks and Jack. d which are bit more aggressive.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I was not sure about buying this fish, but when I did, I now have one of the most entertaining fish in the tank! The care for these fish is like for any other fish, so it makes it a really easy fish to care for. If you see these guys, be sure to pick one up!
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beauty Bought on 3/31/18 can't stop looking at him awesome color and personality. Looking forward to getting another one. Good addition to most community tanks.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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Can you put then with mbunas or convictd

Asked by: Melvins Aquatic Empire
You can with convict yes depending on if there's a mating pair if there's a mating pair then no
Answered by: Kennydasavage
Date published: 2019-05-30

Can this fish eat pellet food

Asked by: oojr357
Yes, they love the food sticks.
Answered by: fishboy123
Date published: 2019-02-18

Can I put 2 cichlids in one 10 gallon tank. And if so what kind

Asked by: Olivetheguineapig
Probably not. Especially not these ones
Answered by: Balistik928
Date published: 2019-01-28

How big to they get?

Asked by: Olivetheguineapig
6". Do NOT put them in a tank any smaller than 29gal.
Answered by: GouramiGuy31
Date published: 2019-01-28

will the electric blue shock you?

Asked by: sawy sawy
No, it's just describing the color of blue the fish is.
Answered by: Julyz
Date published: 2019-02-18

How long the fish live

Asked by: Maenona
the blue acara can live up to ten years if it kept in a healthy and well managed tank. i hope this answer was helpful.
Answered by: TheGreenTerror
Date published: 2019-01-31

I have a 20 gallon tank what cichlids fish do you recommend for me? There is no fish in it now and it is a hexagonal tank.

Asked by: Carsona14
well, I've had great success with neolamprologus brevis. incredibly fun fish to watch! they can live in twenty gallon with another pair and some tank mates. but no matter what fish you get make sure to do a lot of research about the fish because the fish may not be the one for you. maybe fairy cichlids would do well and i deFINatly agree about the apistogrammas! dwarf cichlids are wonderful additions to the family, even if I tend to gravitate to the larger species of the tank. Fish keeping, if you are new to the hobby is incredibly addicting and, unfortunately, expensive. But if you want it done right a ton of time and research is required. There are many forums and youtubers that give wonderful advice about the subject of cichlids and fish in general. personally I love KGTropicals youtube channel and their videos called Tank Talk.
Answered by: TheGreenTerror
Date published: 2019-01-31

Can the be kept in a tank with veil tail angel fish 

Asked by: Gammykim69
We have a pair of veil tail Angels , a pair of Blood red parrot fish a pleco and one of these guys and they get along great!
Answered by: edandpatty
Date published: 2019-01-31
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