Electric Blue AcaraCountry of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Electric Blue Acara
The Electric Blue Acara is a freshwater fish known by its scientific name (Andinoacara Pulcher). They are well-liked among aquarists and are becoming more popular due to their absolutely stunning blue appearance and ease in caring for them.
They originate from South and Central America and can be found in slow-moving waters. Since the Electric Blue Acaras are fairly large, they will not thrive in a small tank. The recommended tank size is 30 gallons, with water temperature of 72°F to 82°F and a 7.2 pH level.
Coming from the Cichlids family known for their aggression, the Electric Blue Acara are quite peaceful and well-behaved, making them an excellent choice for a community tank of similar-sized, amenable species.
The average size of the Electric Blue Acara is somewhere between 6 and 7 inches, and their average lifespan is 8 to 10 years in an aquarium and almost double that in the wild.
The Electric Blue Acaras are omnivores. Like any other fish species, it’s vital to replicate the animal’s natural diet as closely as possible to keep the fish healthy.
A good balanced captive diet should contain fresh earthworms, bloodworms, and tubifex. They should also be fed, flake foods, cichlid pellets with frozen foods, including Brine shrimps as supplements.
However, be careful not to overfeed your Electric Blue Acaras as this could lead to digestive disorders. Feed them two to three times each day, offering small amounts that the fish can feed in just a couple of minutes.
Electric Blue Acaras are peaceful and will get along with most species. However, having tank mates that are larger significantly increases competition, leading to the Blue Acara being mistreated and deprived of some nutrients. Smaller species are also not appropriate as they would turn into food.
Most ideal Blue Acara tank mates include:
- Corydoras catfish
- Uaru Cichlids
Frequently Asked Questions
What fish can live with the Electric Blue Acaras?
The Electric Blue Acaras are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them very suitable tank mates and will get along with many species of similarly sized fish.
Some of the most appropriate species to pair the Electric Blue Acara with are;
- Plecos or Corydoras catfish
- Pearl Cichlids
- Uaru Cichlids
- Moga Cichlids
- And Angelfish
Is the Electric Blue Acara aggressive?
The Electric Blue Acara is peaceful and non-aggressive. However, since they are monogamous and at a time they may pair off developing a strong nuclear family, they could become territorial when spawning. They also tend to burrow and damage plants at that time.
Scientific Name: Andinoacara pulcher
Origin: Central & South America
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.