Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher) for Sale: Size, Tank, Care, Types, Breeding
The Vibrant Electric Blue Acara: Caring for This Striking Hybrid
With scintillating neon blue hues over their entire body, Electric Blue Acaras live up to their name. But these exceptionally colorful fish are actually a man-made hybrid, rather than a true species. Selective breeding efforts to intensify the blues of the Acara species have created this brilliant fish.
The parent species of Electric Blue Acaras include the Blue Acara and the Green Terror
. By crossing members with the brightest blue tones, aquarists selectively bred specimens displaying vivid blue covering their entire body, rather than just the face and fins. Stabilizing the blue coloration took generations.
In home aquariums, the Electric Blue Acara reaches 6-8 inches in length when fully grown. They require at least a 55 gallon tank with robust filtration and weekly water changes. Though territorial with their own kind, they can often coexist with other large peaceful fish that don't resemble them.
Offer a varied diet including meaty foods, flakes, pellets, frozen or live insects, and vegetables. Gravel substrate supports their tendency to excavate pits while smooth rocks and driftwood provide territorial markers. These active cichlids thrive at a temperature around 77°F.
While man-made hybrids are controversial, the Electric Blue Acara offers an interesting example of selective aquatic breeding. The hypnotic blue shades and relatively peaceful temperament of this custom hybrid make it popular among aquarists seeking a showy display fish. Their striking beauty in planted aquariums is undeniable.
Up for sale are Electric Blue Acara
. We have purchasing options available for 2" and 3" fish. These fish can max out in length at 6". The Electric Blue Acara is a color morph of the Blue Acara. The Blue Acara is native to the waters of Central and South America. They are a oval shapped fish with a bluish-green body and blue fins.
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