Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher)


A recently developed line bred form of the well-known Blue Acara (A. pulcher), the Electric Blue Acara has become an instant favorite in the hobby due to its stunning powder blue coloration. With a manageable adult size of around 6″ and being relatively peaceful (for a cichlid), this species makes an impressive centerpiece fish for a medium to large mixed species tank or a mixed cichlid community with similarly sized South American cichlids. Like all cichlids, they are territorial as adults and should be provided with plenty of structure in the form of caves, rock work, or artificial plants.



Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 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