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Old 09-15-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Electric Blue Acara

Anyone keep them? what is your experience with them? I keep going back and forth on them I really like them at some points and then other times I am not to sure about them. They are about $40 around me so I may wait until the price drops.

I am a big fan of Green Terrors and Acaras always seem like a smaller Terror to me. Is that about right?
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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I just got a group of 6 of them (small juvies) last week, I'll try to keep you updated.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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If you don't mind me asking can you tell me how much. All the places around me are about $40 but I see others saying they are going for around $18

And yes please keep me updated.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:51 PM   #4
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My lfs has a tank full of 2" for $28 ea. I believe, may have been for the pair though. I kept walking because they look amazing and I cant have them..

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Old 09-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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I just swapped some stuff with a friend who is also a retailer so I don't really know how much they are. He does mostly online sales so I'll ask him what his price is on them currently.

So far they seem moderately timid, but they are also still in baby mode so there's no telling. I have them all in a 40b with some willow moss.
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When I got my pulcher they had electric blues for $8.99 around the 2 " mark but I didn't get them because the other fish in the same tank has ich. I believe they have the same temperament as the regular pulcher.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:37 PM   #7
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Here's a listing he has for his 1 Electric Blue Acara Live Tropical Fresh Water Cichlid Free Shipping | eBay
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Thanks that price is half of what I find around me and with free shipping that is great. I may have to get some.
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When I got my pulcher they had electric blues for $8.99 around the 2 " mark but I didn't get them because the other fish in the same tank has ich. I believe they have the same temperament as the regular pulcher.
which is like Green Terror correct? I have not had Pulchers before.
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I never had a green terror. My regular blue acara backs down and runs from the firemouth. Both about 2 "

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Mine is actually quite aggressive, more so than the regular one I had a while back, a little under 3 inches. Click image for larger version

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Mine is actually quite aggressive, more so than the regular one I had a while back, a little under 3 inches. Attachment 250130


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Thats good to know thanks. What did you have him in with?

Nice looking fish BTW
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Electric Blue Acara

Thanks, yeah he's in with a Sajica, con, Panamensis, rainbow and Ellioti in a 55. Some are smallish at the moment so don't get issues (between the cichlids) but I'll see what happens as they get bigger. The EBA killed some rainbow fish recently, I had to move them! He's a bit of a nutter.


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