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Blue Acara is a freshwater fish in the cichlid family.  They are stunning aquarium fish to keep and easy to care.  Suitable for a community tank containing medium to large fish such as Plecostomus and Firemouths. They love to play hide and seek among coves and driftwoods. Coburg Aquarium's Live Fish and Aquarium Products shipped to your door.

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK. 

Features of Blue Acara:

  • Blue Acara originate from South and Central America
  • Horizontal green lines occur on their faces and their blueish-green scales give them a sparkling appearance
  • The body is compact and stocky, while the fins are long and flowing, with a rounder head than on similar cichlids
  • The average Blue Acara lifespan is between 8-10 years

Blue Acara: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Blue Acara:

The recommended tank size for the Blue Acara is 100L. This will give them enough space to swim and active. Territorial fish that are prone to aggression in small aquariums. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Blue Acara is the well-behaved cichild in the family. They’re quite peaceful and can do well in a community fish tank. Here are some possible Blue Acara tank mates:

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Blue Acara Food:

The ideal diet for Blue Acaras is a mix of pellets or flakes with live or frozen food options as well. Fish Food can be :


Blue Acara Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Yes, The filter is needed to keep the tank clean and provide a slow current. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size. Here are some great ones to consider:

Aquatic Plants

The natural habitat of the Blue Acara is a heavily-planted enviornment. They are happy to play among aquarium plants. Be more creative! Click here to buy your Aquatic Plants 

Aquarium Decorations

 Rocks and driftwood are ideal, Other Ornaments for your tank:


Blue Acaras do best with a sandy or round gravel  substrate. 

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

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