- Water temperature: 72°F to 82°F will be fine. 76°F is the sweet spot if possible.
- pH levels: These fish can handle anything between 6 and 7.5 pH but somewhere between 7-7.5 pH is optimal.
- Water hardness: 6-20 dH
Food Electric Blue Acara are omnivores but eat a lot of live critters in the wild. This means you’ll need to feed them enough protein-rich food to satisfy their nutritional requirements.
Some great options for this are bloodworms, brine shrimp, small insects, and earthworms.
If you don’t want to hassle with this then you can feed them pellets and flake fish food provided it has enough nutritional value to keep them healthy.
- Temperament: Electric Blue Acara are the exception to the rule when it comes to cichlid aggression. They are nothing like their popular relatives such as the African cichlid, Oscar fish, Jewel cichlid, and Jack Dempsey. This means they do well with a wide variety of tank mates (more on that in the section below) and will rarely cause any disturbances in your aquarium. This temperament combined with their ease of care makes them a very easy fish to keep!
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