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Old 02-20-2014, 02:47 AM   #16
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I've got normal blue acara's in with heckelii and geo. redhead tapajos, with black neon tetras, bleeding heart tetras, and some rainbow fish. You should be fine adding a electric blue acara.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:07 AM   #17
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I put 50 of these (1-1/2" - 2") into a large holding tank with a whole bunch of dollar size angelfish. They got along perfectly until I didn't feed them one day, and they decided to eat the angels (chewed the fins off of the smaller ones). These are so new that I don't have a real feel as yet for what they will do with various fish. I can tell you that they are very active, and never seem to stop moving, especially when I approach the tank, and they think they are going to get more food....little piggies!!! LOL.

They love to jump out of aquariums, so if you get some COVER THE TOP!

The fish are selling on the on-line fish stores for $24.99 each (plus shipping cost). If you can buy them at a better price at the store you mentioned (you don't have to pay shipping), get them. They rival the Electric Blue German Rams in color, don't they? They are very pretty fish.

After looking at the fish that I have (80 or so left, after selling a few on AquaBid and locally), I believe I can tell the difference in the males and females on some of the larger ones. The larger of the fish appear to be mostly males, with very sharply pointed fins. The females seem to be shorter bodied, with rounded tips on their fins. We shall see. Also, what appear to be males like to display for each other, much the way male Bettas do. Let me know if you get some. And remember to cover your tank if you do!
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How big is there max size

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Was talking to owner at LFS (Aquaridise for anyone near me) and he was saying that similar to albino color morphs, the Electric Blue's (both Acara and JD's) only get to around 6" max as well as that they are fairly slow growers.

Can anyone verify/debunk this? I also saw these in the LFS and it made me question everything in my tank at home hahaha I might have to shuffle stuff around to possibly try for a mated pair
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:06 AM   #19
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Was talking to owner at LFS (Aquaridise for anyone near me) and he was saying that similar to albino color morphs, the Electric Blue's (both Acara and JD's) only get to around 6" max as well as that they are fairly slow growers.

Can anyone verify/debunk this? I also saw these in the LFS and it made me question everything in my tank at home hahaha I might have to shuffle stuff around to possibly try for a mated pair
Well, here's the thing, EBA have only been in this country about a year now, so no one is 100% sure on their maximum size. Mine is still in a 10 growing out before I throw him into my 75 (but that should be changing fairly soon).

EBJD are, generally, slower growers and less aggressive than normal JD, but a well breed one (as in not a LFS one but one that a breeder made) will sometimes get over 6". I've only ever gotten one to hit 6" and that took 3 years, but I've seen 10" ones that were from breeders and had amazing genetics and were placed in larger tanks and given the best of everything.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIiE_KMONE

One of my favorite videos of EBJD's but as the description says, that's a Blue-Gene female...not sure why they chose such intense music either haha


Anyone have experience sexing EBA? There are 4 at LFS and I'm thinking about picking up 2 later, would love a M/F pair but they're so small right now and the fins look so similar that I can't clearly tell them apart. Also, will EBA or EBJD's dig up plants like I've heard some cichlids will do during mating?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIiE_KMONE

One of my favorite videos of EBJD's but as the description says, that's a Blue-Gene female...not sure why they chose such intense music either haha


Anyone have experience sexing EBA? There are 4 at LFS and I'm thinking about picking up 2 later, would love a M/F pair but they're so small right now and the fins look so similar that I can't clearly tell them apart. Also, will EBA or EBJD's dig up plants like I've heard some cichlids will do during mating?
The only way to sex these guys is to look at their vents. The fin thing is more a guide and doesn't mean anything, especially on younger fish.

Mine have not been bothering my plants. They might dig if they are trying to breed but, mine have never seemed interested in that. My rainbow cichlids on the other hand were doing that for a bit....but that was just a temporary phase.

I will say though, that you want a good plant substrate, because these fish will accidentally uproot plants just by swimming too close and hard near them (at least things like HC that have really bad roots).

Look at my 75, I keep most any plant I want without the cichlids bothering them much.
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I should also add that not many people keep these guys in high tech planted tanks. Its not a traditional way to do a high tech planted tank...but it can be done, results may vary though.
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Your 75G looks awesome, I'm so jealous of your Bichir and Rainbows hahaha

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I should also add that not many people keep these guys in high tech planted tanks. Its not a traditional way to do a high tech planted tank...but it can be done, results may vary though.
Meaning they'll be a little rougher on the plants than many people would want in a high tech planted tank?
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Your 75G looks awesome, I'm so jealous of your Bichir and Rainbows hahaha



Meaning they'll be a little rougher on the plants than many people would want in a high tech planted tank?

On the plants and on other fish. Cichlids, even when balanced, will fight each other still.
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Here are a couple photos of a couple of my Electric Blue Acaras.
Hey, you have an update? My guy is still growing on the slow side so he is still in my 10 growing out. I want him in the 75 soon though.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:28 PM   #26
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I finally picked up an Electric Blue Acara a couple days ago!



Sorry for the poor quality, it's a cell phone picture. He seems to be settling in nicely into my 55; there's only a Jewel, 3 BA Tetras and 7 Cory's in with him for now.
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