Black acara

The Black acara lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.0, dH range: 3 - 10 environment.

The Port Acara, also called the Black Acara or Red Port Acara, was described by Hensel in 1870. More

Salinity Tolerance: Black acara have low salinity tolerance which limits their access to many brackish water localities (Hogg, 1976; Lee et al., 1980). Kashlan (1986), however, reported this species was rapidly invading brackish waters in and around the Everglades in the mid 1980's. More

Black acara; Threadfin acara; Yellow acara; Blue acara; Black stork; Black skimmer; Black sicklebill; Black shinner; Black seadevil; Black seabass; Black scoter; Black scorpionfish; Black sandshell; Black rockfish; Black rhinoceros; Black rhino; Black redstart; Black ratsnake; Black racer; Black piranha; Black More

The Port cichlid, or Black Acara, has a large head with a deep and very laterally compressed body. Its color varies depending upon its age. Juveniles rage from a green, blue or brown with a blue, red, or yellow sheen. Prominent longitudinal stripe runs along the body. More

Port or the Black Acara's can begin breeding at about 3-4" (7.6-10.2cm). Usually you might not notice the breeding process the first time until you see the fry appear. More

Common names

Bandcichlid in Swedish (Svenska)
black acara in English
Streifenbuntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Verkkokirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
波塔莱宝丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
波塔萊寶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Cichlasoma
Species : Cichlasoma portalegrense
Authority : Hensel, 1870