The most beautiful and distinctive feature of the Blue Acara is the electric, blue-green, iridescent markings over their operculums (gill covers). They have metallic, gold-green hued scales on their flanks that become translucent at their fins.
Their caudal and dorsal fins end with an orange outline. A male Blue Acara will have more elongated dorsal and anal fins than a female.
Although they are generally considered to be a peaceful species and have been successfully kept in Community aquariums, the Blue Acara can show aggression; even more so during breeding. Blue Acaras will bully small fish and eat the tiny ones, therefore, tank mates should be considered carefully and should be comparable in size.
Electric Blue Acara Cichlid, Blue Acara
Central and South America
74 to 84 Degrees F
Very attractive and hardy species that originates within still to slow moving waters in Central and South America.