Common Name: Blue Acara
Origin: Central and South america
Max Size: 7 inches
Temperature: 74 to 84 Degrees
PH Level: 5.5 7.0
Temperament: Semi Aggressive
Care Level: Easy
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.
Note: very attractive and hardy species that originates within still to slow moving waters in Central and South America.