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Blue acara



Picture of Blue Acara

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
© Sean Evans

Common name:Blue acara
Scientific name:Aequidens pulcher
Synonyms:(none)
Size:Up to 8" (20cm), but often smaller.
Origin:Colombia, Panama, Trinidad and Venezuela
Tank setup:A larger community tank with good filtration.
Compatibility:Generally peaceful with similar sized tankmates that are not too aggressive.
Temperature:19-24oC (66-75oF)
Water chemistry:Around neutral to alkaline (pH 6.5-8.0), fairly hard.
Feeding:Omnivorous: most foods accepted
Sexing:The male has extended dorsal and anal fins.
Breeding:Fairly easy to breed, the parents will spawn regularly if good water quality is maintained. Eggs are laid on a pre-cleaned stone and guarded by the parents, who also tend the fry.
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