Blue Acara Cichlid

The wild Blue Acara are quite a colorful fish an inhabit small streams of the Amazon basin. These fish prefer lower Ph and plants but are tolerant of higher Ph water. Blue acaras are small non-aggressive cichlids but they will fancy shrimp. This is a hardy species that makes an excellent choice for the beginning cichlid keeper. They are moderately easy to care for as long as the water quality is maintained and they are provided a quality diet. They are a ready feeder and if bred they become excellent parents. They spawn easily and take very good care of their fry. 

  • Scientific Name: Aquidens pulcher
  • Origin: South America 
  • Lifespan: 8 years
  • Max Size: 4 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen, pellet
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches