Albino Threadfin Acara (Acarichthys heckelii ‘albino’)


A new, selectively bred form of Acaricthys heckelii, the Albino Threadfin Acara or Threadfin Eartheater is a vibrantly colored variant, displaying red eyes and a deep red-orange body which increases with age, especially on males. A hardy and relatively peaceful South American cichlid, they will mix well with other eartheaters or medium- to large-sized peaceful cichlids.


Albino Threadfin Acara (Acarichthys heckelii ‘albino’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 7″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Moderately aggressive, especially towards conspecifics or other cichlids.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.