Thread: Blue acara
06-15-2009, 07:05 PM #1
Just picked up a beautiful blue acara yesterday(will post pics after he settles in). He is just a shade under 4 inches and seems to adjusting great.
Has anyone here had any luck keeping Keyholes(cleithracara maronii) or Rainbow Cichlids(herotilapia multispinosa) with Blue Acaras? Any luck keeping all three together? Im thinking either acara/keyhole/rainbow individually , or a pair of Keyholes with the single Acara. The tank is a 55 standard. Any thoughts?
06-15-2009, 07:08 PM #2
I bet you can keep rainbows in there, and maybe the keyholes. You would just have to watch for any of the fish bullying each other.
nice to see you man!
06-15-2009, 07:32 PM #3
IMO it would work out pretty well with the 3 of them, as none of the species are really that aggressive and you have a decent sized space to work with. Provide a good amount of decor to break up the lines of sight and having some dither fish would be a good choice as well...a small group of black skirt tetras would work well.150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
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06-15-2009, 07:48 PM #4
Should work out, just watch the keyholes as they are pretty timid. The Herotilapia Multispinosa are pretty laid back for a central. When I had the rainbows even when they spawned they only claimed a small space for themselves. And the blue acaras are pretty tough but laid back, I use them for dithers as they are tough but don't look to be the bully of the tank.
06-15-2009, 08:40 PM #5
looking forward to those pictures because I have what my lfs thought might be a blue acara so I'd like to compare yours to mine :)125 gallon Discus tank
55 gallon Discus tank
55 gallon EBJD tank
06-15-2009, 08:56 PM #6
Wow, what a coincidence, I was just about to post a thread about keeping these with keyholes, now I know it will work, good luck, hope to see some pictures soon!
06-15-2009, 10:17 PM #7Originally Posted by The Red Severum
Originally Posted by domjd05
Originally Posted by fishduded82
Originally Posted by btate617
Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
Im thinking of taking my Von Rios out of my pearl gourami tank and putting them in this setup , as they are getting a little nippy. Thats a good point about using the decor to break up areas of the tank. I tried explaining this to my wife and her response was "it looks stupid". Good thing she doesnt have the final word on my fishtanks .Thanks.
06-19-2009, 05:16 PM #8
Sorry for the horrible quality. It took 50 shots to get these two. He is an uncooperative little beast.
06-19-2009, 05:17 PM #9
I have been well, and your acara looks awesome. Did you ever get back on the other site?
06-19-2009, 05:23 PM #10
I have kept that combination and it worked great. I also had a pair of sajica on the tank.
The sajica is a great little fish as it usually as aggressive as its company. They stand their ground with jags ( I have seen them beat of jags 4-5 time their size). At the same time they are friendly enough to keep with apistos if kept in a low aggression tank. According to my experince.Do as I say. Not as I do.