Adinocara Pulcher - Electric Blue Acara, Medium, Male, 2-3"
The Electric Blue Acara (Andinoacara pulcher) is a stunning color variety of the Blue Acara cichlid that is native to Trinidad and Tobogo and limited parts of Venezuela. The Blue Acara is found throughout Central and South America and is often confused with the highly aggressive Green Terror. Blue Acara are an adaptable species that are found in a variety of habitats, from murky still waters to flowing clear water rivers and streams.
The Electric Blue Acara is a color strain that has only been available in the United States since 2013. They have the temperament of Rams and will not usually dig up the plants or rearrange the decor in your aquarium, nor will they harass other members of a community tank.
The Electric Blue Acara strain has a uniform iridescent blue color over the entire body of the fish as well as the fins. Both sexes posses a bright orange trim stripe that runs along the top of their dorsal fins. Mature males develop more pointed dorsal and anal fins, while the females have a more rounded appearance. They are peaceful cichlids for their size and can be housed in a community tank environment with other species of the same size.
Electric Blue Acara are best housed in a densely planted 55 gallon or larger aquarium with a soft, sandy or fine gravel substrate, some driftwood branches, and some floating plants to provide shade.
Electric Blue Acara are great parents and become sexually mature at about 4 months of age. They are easy to breed and unlike some other electric blue species, breed color true.
Electric Blue Acara are carnivorous and should be fed fresh, frozen or freeze dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, earthworms, or tubifex. They will also accept most cichlid flakes or granules.