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Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:54 pm
by jr2010
I have a electric acara. What are my options on stocking fish. How many?
I now have a bunch of other random fish in with him now. They will be eventually gone.
I do have a electric yellow, Melanochromis Auratus ,Metriaclima Lombardoi. The names came from another post
I'm pretty sure I messed up getting the last 3 fish

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:39 am
by DJRansome
Moving this post to the South American forum. As discussed in another forum, the 36" tank is too small for the Africans.

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:51 am
by james1983
With just the acara I would do a school of tetras and small catfish or pleco for the bottom. Lots of driftwood maybe a few easy plants.

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:57 pm
by tanker3
jr2010 wrote:I have a electric acara. What are my options on stocking fish. How many?
I now have a bunch of other random fish in with him now. They will be eventually gone.
I do have a electric yellow, Melanochromis Auratus ,Metriaclima Lombardoi. The names came from another post
I'm pretty sure I messed up getting the last 3 fish


I agree, the last 3 species are not a good combo with the Acara.

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:33 pm
by jr2010
Thanks for all the help
I need to find new homes for the Africans.
Can i put more cichlids in the 65 gallon?

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:38 am
by NicKarla
I had thought that Acara ate tetras. Is that not the case?

Re: Acara tank mates

PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:15 pm
by Fogelhund
NicKarla wrote:I had thought that Acara ate tetras. Is that not the case?


A really big one might eat Neons and Cardinals and smaller tetras, but they don't have big mouths, and typically top out around 6" in the aquarium. Most of the larger tetras should be fine...