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Acara – Blue Acara Cichlid Fish



Aequidens pulcher

The Blue Acara Cichlid is a very easy to breed fish.

During breeding time, they tend to get territorial and will pair off with mates to form families. The male and female will care for their young. If the young are removed from the aquarium, breeding will occur about every two weeks. To encourage breeding, temperature should be between 80-85 degrees.

The Blue Acara have a mottled brown body with electric blue spots that outline the body and mouth. An aquarium consisting of at least 50 gallons and a sandy bottom with small pebbles is ideal for these fish. Live plants should also be planted to protect the roots from these fish. Since they are omnivores, their diets consist of most foods including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, ocean plankton, and flake food.

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