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    Electric Blue Acaras...

    I got 2 electric blue Acaras at the last auction, and they have made themselves right at home. They started out with an oto and now 3 of my cardinals are MIA, expensive to feed them! Bah!!

    This morning I found out I have a fertile pair, so that's good I think? Until I see tons of leaves on the surface... Little monsters! Needless to say the eggs are in productive custody, LOL they are not happy! Still guarding their spot.

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    Congrats. Got any live bearers to provide free food? :)

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    For some reason I forgot to hit reply: Yup, I have been feeding them my guppy and shrimp culls.

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    Vey cool fish, I have some of these guy in my 20 gallon fish tank
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    Did you have any luck with the eggs/fry?

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    So the first batch I placed into a marina Breeder box (with water flowing through) but they died rapidly. I think they weren't eating properly.

    Second time around I placed the pair into a 20G high and they laid eggs on 11-6. Removed the male shortly after, and it was amazing to see how the mom moved the fry around the tank! I started feeding them one of the tiny golden pearl fry foods I have, I couldn't tell if they were eating it or not. I took the mom out on Thursday and moved the fry to a heavily planted 10G with some shrimp culls. I'm not sure if they are going to make it.

    Before I try again, I'm going to get a Vinegar eel and banana work culture, and see if that works. If anyone else has any ideas let me know!


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    Electric Blue Acaras...

    Here's the video of them spawning: https://youtu.be/Notbf4Ke0Bw

    And of the fry: https://youtu.be/clDHuGQUmcg

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    Mine have done well on Golden Pearls, bbs and microworms, so your plan to add some live foods is probably good.

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    What size golden pearls did you use? I feel they are too big for them...

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    I started with 50-100 micron, then moved up to the 200-300 micron size after a couple weeks.

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