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Neon Blue Acara is a freshwater fish in the cichlid family, originated from slow flowing rivers and lakes of Central and South America. They are stunning aquarium fish to keep in your aquarium. Not like other Cichlid fish, Neon Blue Acara has a peaceful temperament. They rarely cause any trouble in a community tank. If you are looking for a peaceful cichlid for your aquarium, Neon Blue Acara will definitely be a good choice.

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

Features of Neon Blue Acara:

  • They have electric colour pattern and stunning shades of gradient
  • Ghost looking white blue fish with black tipped fins and orange eyes
  • A mix of hiding and swmming behavior in aquarium
  • Spend more time near the base or middle layer of the tank
  • The average Neon Blue Acara lifespan is between 8-10 years

Neon Blue Acara: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Neon Blue Acara:

The recommended tank size for the Neon 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:

Neon 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 Neon Blue Acara tank mates:

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Neon Blue Acara Food:

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


Neon 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 Neon 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:


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

Additional Information

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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.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.