Rough purchase size 4-5cm.
The Blue Acara is a beautifully marked cichlid. Its body is mottled brown with many electric blue spots throughout. These blue spots form lines on the mouth area giving them a distinctive look. The males of this species have longer pointed dorsal and anal fins, which are outlined in red. These are an easy to breed fish that do well in a community aquarium with other fish of similar size.The Blue Acara requires an aquarium of at least 50-gallons, with a sandy bottom, rocks and plenty of hiding places among the rocks. Live plants should be planted in pots to protect the roots from these fish. The Blue Acara is generally peaceful with other fish of similar size, but can get territorial during breeding time.