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ACC in NC
06-05-2014, 07:21 PM
Has anyone seen these guys yet? Might be the perfect cichlid! Awesome color and shape, max size 5 to 6 inches, hardy, and lives long.

http://cartertropicals.com/site/pages/fish/ebacaras/Cichlid_EB_Acara_web_1.jpg

This picture is not photo shopped or altered.

HN1
06-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Looks and sounds cool, but I'm not a big fan of the color morphs for the most part. They never seem to stay "hardy" for long since they are usually inbred. I'd much prefer a healthy wild type fish. To each their own though. It is a pretty fish.

mountainman36
06-05-2014, 10:18 PM
i saw some down at the wholesaler a few months ago....look awesome. wanted to get some, but got other stuff instead....have regreted that decision since. As far as inbred, sure, but so are most fishes these days. Dont knock discus...i think these guys will be great....besides, have you ever seen a healthy wild type blue acara....not much to look at....

HN1
06-05-2014, 10:29 PM
I have. And not just wholesale fish. Amazing fish. Like I said... to each their own.

ACC in NC
06-06-2014, 12:16 AM
i saw some down at the wholesaler a few months ago....look awesome. wanted to get some, but got other stuff instead....have regreted that decision since. As far as inbred, sure, but so are most fishes these days. Dont knock discus...i think these guys will be great....besides, have you ever seen a healthy wild type blue acara....not much to look at....

I've got 8 of them coming from Florida in the next week and got free shipping. The retail price seems to be going from $19.99 to 29.99 each but that should be coming down quick as they seem to breed true and are very prolific. Not many people have paid much attention to them but the few that have got them seem to rave about them. They eat like pigs, are very active, and the color is awesome! Was the wholesale price around $8 to $10?

HN1
06-06-2014, 05:54 PM
They're $7-8 depending on source and quantity.

ACC in NC
06-06-2014, 09:12 PM
They're $7-8 depending on source and quantity.

Thanks for the reply!

Most of the ones for the prices mentioned are like .75 to 1 inch. The ones I have coming are supposed to be 2 inches plus. It would be nice to know how these were created but it seems to be a big mystery? Theyíve been available for about a year now I believe. If it was bred for color like Angels and Discus I donít mind, but I hope itís not a hybrid of some type?

ACC in NC
06-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Video >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCMMrQ24HEI

aXio
06-09-2014, 12:12 PM
I have kept these permanently stocked for the past couple of months now. Prices range from $19.99 - 24.99 each. So far zero returns and deaths on them. So they seem pretty hard. My buddy/roommate has been growing some out and they are amazing looking! But yeah I keep these on deck... they have been selling very well.

Jakub

ACC in NC
06-11-2014, 06:33 PM
I received 8 of the Electric Blue Acara today and after acclimating and 30 minutes in the tank they look just like the picture! Unbelievable looking Cichlids! They were in the mail for 2 days and were lively and hardy in the little breather bags. They were 2 plus inches long from head to tail.

ACC in NC
06-14-2014, 04:49 PM
These guys act like little Oscar’s coming to the front of the glass begging for food. They eat like little pigs also!

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBAcara0001_zps12989bc4.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBAcara0001_zps12989bc4.jpg.html)

ACC in NC
07-04-2014, 06:59 PM
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBAcara2_zps262b838e.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBAcara2_zps262b838e.jpg.html)

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBAcara6_zps3ccc041a.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBAcara6_zps3ccc041a.jpg.html)

ACC in NC
10-09-2014, 11:05 PM
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBAcara000012_zpsd929d7d1.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBAcara000012_zpsd929d7d1.jpg.html)

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBAcara000013_zps145c1b57.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBAcara000013_zps145c1b57.jpg.html)

ACC in NC
02-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Well, finally got the first spawn, or should I say spawns. I lowered the pH and hardness on the last water change and thinned out/sold 3 extra males which left me with 2 males and 3 females from the original 8 I purchased. Right after removing the extra males 2 of the 3 females laid eggs at the same time. The males are 4.5 inches in total length and the females around 3.5 inches.

mountainman36
02-17-2015, 09:18 PM
thats cool. Congrats! they are magnificent!

ACC in NC
02-18-2015, 09:08 PM
thats cool. Congrats! they are magnificent!

Thanks mountainman36!

ACC in NC
02-22-2015, 07:16 PM
They must be practicing a little harem polygamy as the third female is sitting on a group of eggs!

ACC in NC
02-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Male 4.5 inches plus
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%203_zpsqcyvvi2u.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%203_zpsqcyvvi2u.jpg.html)

A few babies
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%202_zpsetsz3ckd.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%202_zpsetsz3ckd.jpg.html)

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%201_zpsgic4wwp2.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%201_zpsgic4wwp2.jpg.html)

ACC in NC
02-28-2015, 08:39 PM
3.5 inch female starting to darken for breeding
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%204_zpsq23wg58c.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%204_zpsq23wg58c.jpg.html)

Male flaring fins
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%205_zpsnnwubdui.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%205_zpsnnwubdui.jpg.html)

mountainman36
03-01-2015, 02:13 PM
you are gonna have your hands full! thats really exciting. wonder how many will be electric blue.

ACC in NC
03-01-2015, 05:49 PM
you are gonna have your hands full! thats really exciting. wonder how many will be electric blue.

There supposed to breed true and should show color in a few weeks. I'll let you know. Thanks!

ACC in NC
03-03-2015, 11:51 PM
I’ve hoped that the Electric Blue Acara has been bred for color and is not a hybrid. Over the years the regular Blue Acara that is known is considered Andinoacara/Aequidens pulcher, but I’ve also seen A. latifrons sold as Blue Acara. I found a picture that closely resembles the Electric version and it’s possibly A. latifrons. It comes from the Cauca River near Cali Colombia. Check out the info and photo by Rainer Stawikowski below.

This fish comes from higher up in the Rio Cauca near Cali. Rainer Stawikowski also says that this is probably Andinoacara (Aequidens) latifrons.
Photo: Rainer Stawikowski.
http://www.lem.net/alf/THU/And_latifrons_cali1.jpg

ACC in NC
04-05-2015, 04:47 PM
So far both batches of fry I pulled are all starting to show the blue coming in.
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%2012_zpsgjctm4dj.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%2012_zpsgjctm4dj.jpg.html)

Another shot of one of the males.
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%208_zps8teg0kik.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%208_zps8teg0kik.jpg.html)

heatherbeast
04-05-2015, 05:41 PM
Congrats! :D Love seeing people hang onto fish and do great things with them.

fishdude3233
04-05-2015, 06:01 PM
Congrats they look good!


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ACC in NC
04-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Congrats they look good!


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Thanks heatherbeast and fishdude!

ACC in NC
06-21-2015, 02:46 PM
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/EBA%20Young_zpsebl7dujq.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/EBA%20Young_zpsebl7dujq.jpg.html)

heatherbeast
06-21-2015, 06:10 PM
^^ Happy Father's Day! :v

mountainman36
06-21-2015, 06:47 PM
awesome! ill get some from you at the next auction!

lamarr
07-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Pretty jealous!

Shangsta
08-10-2015, 11:41 PM
Are you planning on bringing any to the next auction? I would love to pick up some from you.

bmarsh07
08-30-2015, 08:14 PM
I was inspired, and picked up one of my own...4246

ACC in NC
09-06-2015, 01:37 PM
Video of Electric Blue Acara outside in the pond.

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/th_MOV01225_zpssenauhsq.mp4 (http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/MOV01225_zpssenauhsq.mp4)