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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-30-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Electric Blue Acara

Saw these the other day at a lfs. Didn't know they came in electric blue, I want to know more about them now :P

Not sure how big or if plant safe, but it seems like a similar to an EBJD (in terms of probable size and temperament) but with the same kind of blue as a ram and not the black blotches of an EBJD.

I might need one now, my tank is down a cichlids.

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I had blue acaras for years and bred them too. They are great fish
Getting 5-6inches. They do dig and then breeding will bite plants and shake them it's funny. They do not eat plants so as long as you do not mind a little digging they are fine with plants.

They will eat smaller fish. My female loved eatting tetras . They are great fish do you have photos? Because blue acaras are not all that common and I would guess the electric blue is in fact a jack Dempsy. If you have a photo I can identify it I was obsessed with South Americans cichlids for years.

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No pic but google it. I'm a cichlids person as well and it's not an EBJD. These only came to the states for the first time this summer.

It's the same color as the electric blue ram but with an acara shape. No one is sure what species of acara it is, if it's even a pure species, but most seem to be guessing the blue acara gave rise to this.

Largest I've seen online has been 3.5", but idk their max since these where all only a few months old. Someone just breed two so we'll be seeing how it's inherited soon.

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No pic but google it. I'm a cichlids person as well and it's not an EBJD. These only came to the states for the first time this summer.

It's the same color as the electric blue ram but with an acara shape. No one is sure what species of acara it is, if it's even a pure species, but most seem to be guessing the blue acara gave rise to this.

Largest I've seen online has been 3.5", but idk their max since these where all only a few months old. Someone just breed two so we'll be seeing how it's inherited soon.
Electric blue dempsey's have been available in U.S. for a few year's.
I kept them four or five year's ago.
Have never seen electric blue acara's but they cross breed all manner of fishes now day's.
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Electric blue dempsey's have been available in U.S. for a few year's.
I kept them four or five year's ago.
Have never seen electric blue acara's but they cross breed all manner of fishes now day's.
Dempseys I know, I've been keeping them for years too. But this acara is something new.

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http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...ps586ddf60.jpg

probably the best pic I've seen of one, and the largest looking one I can find a pic of. I really want to pick one up tbh, I have a soft spot for cichlids and from what some owners have told me, they seem to be a little smaller and pretty decent with plants minus when breeding (which I'm not doing so I'm not worried).

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Awesome new color morph, might have to track down a few.

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Once I'm done with finals, I'm tracking one down.

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I tracked one down.

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I've seen the electric blues at a lfs. I have a standard one and she's a great fish. She's probably 5" and the dominant fish in my 75. I've never seen her messing with plants and she sticks to the top of the tank mostly. Adding her to the tank has actually cooled off the aggression in the community.

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I tracked one down.
Nice! Can I ask where you found it?
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These are being sold as was mentioned before by another individual who posts on this site, by Segrest Fish Farms out of Florida. There are some pet shops that are beginning to carry these. We carry them in our little pet shop here in Ridgecrest, CA. The sites that I found on-line are selling them for $24.99 each. I purchased 100 of them. They are very pretty fish, with a platinum/baby blue coloring over most of the body and fins, except the head, which has a brownish stripe over the head and back. I recently posted some on AquaBid.com, especially to make people aware of them. I had over 1300 views, so I think the word is getting out.

The first night I had these fish, quite a few of them jumped out of the tanks that they were in, and it was amazing that I found that they had distributed themselves throughout a whole row of fish tanks (no lids/tops). I have since covered their tanks, and that ended the ordeal. They display for each other, much the way a male Betta does, which makes them quite the sight to behold, even at a very young age (2"). I will attempt to post some photos of my fish on this site, under "Coleopterist".

There has been some comments about them being "Jack Dempseys". This is not the case. I have been breeding Electric Blue, Platinum, Gold, and Electric Pink Dempseys for some years now. These are NOT Dempseys. If you have the opportunity to obtain some of these, do it, you will be happy that you did.
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Electric Blue Acara

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How big is there max size

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I saw one of these locally today! lovely fish, want it, so reading up on it.
think it would hand out nicely with a geophaygus heckelli and a bunch of rainbows?
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