South American Cichlids • Electric Blue Acara

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Electric Blue Acara

Postby NJmomie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:14 pm

Suitable tankmates? I have a male and female in a 55 gallon and put in 10 neon tetras for color and movement. Quickly found out the neons are very good appetizers for the EBAs since I now only have 5 (within a 5 day period). The tank has large driftwood and right now some plants but my plan is to add many more plants. I'd like a lively tank but would also like to see the EBAs breed and take care of their young. Thoughts, suggestions, experiences are welcomed. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Electric Blue Acara

Postby thornsja19 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:37 pm

Are you wanting other cichlids as tankmates or dither fish? If other cichlids I would consider other small peaceful species such as Keyholes or Rainbow cichlids. If you just want dither fish I'm having no problems with my Tiger Barbs (have a mixed school of the Standard, Green, and Albino varieties). I also hear that larger tetras like congos and giant danios work very well as well. Basically anything big enough to not be eaten, fast enough to not get beaten up, and/or hardy enough to not die of stress. Lots of different tetra/barb species work. Actually kinda surprised you had your neons snacked on.
60g 1 Gold Severum, 1 Electric Blue Acara, 1 Platinum Angel, 1 Firemouth, 4 Rainbow cichlid, 10 Tiger Barbs, 1 BN pleco, 1 ABN pleco
10g German Blue Ram pair
3.5g Male Betta, Dwarf Cory cat
3.5g Male Betta
All tanks have MTS and Assassin snails
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Re: Electric Blue Acara

Postby mambee » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Rainbowfish would probably work too as they are fast and stay near the top.
150 Gallon:
Geophagus, Angelfish
90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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Re: Electric Blue Acara

Postby NJmomie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 pm

Mambee, I was actually thinking of about 6 dwarf rainbows, 6 congo tetras and a few pearl gouramis. Yea or nay?
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Re: Electric Blue Acara

Postby mambee » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:22 pm

Congos and dwarfs should be fine. I don't have any experience with pearl gouramis.
150 Gallon:
Geophagus, Angelfish
90 Gallon:
Bolivian Rams, Rummynoses, Corys, Dwarf Loaches, Neons, Glass Catfish
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Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:54 pm
Location: Hartsdale, NY


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