Blue acara

The body is stocky and compact with a steel blue-gray coloration.

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The Blue acara lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 8.0, dH range: 25 environment.

The Blue Acara (Andinoacara pulcher) is a very colorful freshwater fish in the cichlid family. This fish can be found in Central and South America, from Panama to Colombia. They can reach lengths of 20 cm (8 in). More

Typical to most Cichlids the Blue Acara is a Hardy and easy to care for fish if their needs are met. They are omnivorous and will accept all types of food and relish anything live. More

The Blue Acara, or Aequidens Pulcher is a hardy and attractive omnivorous fish. Its coloration gives it an iridescent quality. It rates low on the aggression scale, and in that, is quite different from most cichlids. These South American fish are quite easy to breed. More

The Blue Acara is an old time favorite as they spawn easily and make excellent parents, taking very good care of their fry! What's in the name? Aequidens means "equal teeth" More

Blue Acara, an excellent choice for beginning cichlid keepers and breeders. Aaron Norman Overview - The Blue Acara is a lovely fish, generally peaceful, that takes on spectacular colors when mature and in breeding form. More

The blue acara is a fairly peaceful, medium sized cichlid. They get to around 13-15 cm in length. More

Blue Acara Cichlids are available in most pet stores but are sometimes mistaken for Green Terrors due to a strong resemblance. The scientific name for the Blue Acara is Aequidens Pulcher and it belongs to the cichlid family. More

The Blue Acara is a South American cichlid with a comparatively peaceful temperament, at least when not protecting offspring. It is fairly hardy and not very expensive which has made it popular among first-time cichlid owners. More

Blue Acara Information * It is a nice looking fish and has the habit of any other type of cichlids. They have the habit of digging the substrate. More

R: The Blue Acara group is undergoing further revisions, so this is why Aequidens appears in quotation marks. Fish are sexually mature from 2.8" (7 cm). The Blue Acara is a greedy eater whose excrement quickly dirties the water. More

As an omnivore, feeding the Blue Acara is easy and they will eat most flake, pelleted, frozen, and small live foods with great vigor. More

Blue Acara is a native of the coastal region of Venezuela including the island of Trinidad. It will grow to 6-8 inches in the aquarium, but will spawn at 3 inches. More

Blue acara ( common name ) let's test your knowledge! Aequidens pulcher ( fish name )slovensky , français Share pictures of your fish! Upload them now! * Maximum size in aquariums (min-max): 16 - 20 cm ( More

Description: The Blue Acara has a more broad forehead than other Acara species and is a bit more courteous than the others as well. Though a more peaceful member of the Cichlid family, the Blue Acara is apt to bully smaller fish. More

The Blue Acara will breed every two weeks on a regular basis if the fry are removed shortly after hatching. They are excellent parents though, and will not harm the fry if you do leave them in the aquarium. More

The Blue Acara has no special water requirements. pH: 6.5 - 8.0 Temperature: 20 More

Common names

Acará-azul in Portuguese (Português)
Akara blekitna in Polish (polski)
Blå acara in Danish (dansk)
Blå Cichlid in Swedish (Svenska)
Blaupunktbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Blue acara in English
Blue coscarob in English
Cocoroba in Spanish (español)
Green coscarob in English
Mojarra azul in Spanish (español)
Pulcher in English
Sinikirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
美宝丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
美寶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
蓝宝丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
藍寶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Aequidens
Species : Aequidens pulcher
Authority : Gill, 1858