Andinoacara pulcher
 

75F
Explanation of the symbols

61F
Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Panama, Colombia, Venezuela
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Blue Acara
Relatively peaceful fish to other species.  You should keep them as a couple.  The tank should be set up with driftwood, stones and plants because the fish need some hiding places.  A regular changing of the water and a strong filter is necessary.

You  should  give the fish  a great variety of live and frozen food.  They don't like dry food.

Breeding is very easy.  About 500 eggs are laid on a stone.  Both parents take care of the fry for a long time.  After 2 days they hatch and are moved to a ditch in the sand.  Two days later the young fish are swimming free.  You can feed them with newly-hatched brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Diskusmann

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