- Common Name(s)
- Blue acara
- Scientific Name
- Andinoacara pulcher
- Central and South America, from Panama to Colombia
- Mainly peaceful
- Maximum Size
- 6 inches
- Minimum Tank Size
- 40g for species only, 55 for a community around them
- Tank Setup
- Best kept with a sandy substrate. It will dig up plants.
- Tank Region
- Carnivorous. Bloodworms, brine shrimp, earthworms, mosquito larvae. Dried foods are accepted
- Substrate spawner. Easy to breed.
- Peaceful, just keep with species too large to swallow whole.
- Ease of Keeping
- pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
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Males have more pointed anal and dorsal fins, and females have a more rounded shape.
Often confused with the green terror, a much more aggressive cichlid.
There is also a variant which is called the 'electric blue acara' which is obviously extremely blue.
This article can help: http://www.tropical-fish-keeping.com/tag/electric-blue-acara#sthash.QW6fvsnX.dpbs