Thread-finned Acara

Other Thread-finned Acara Names: Thread-finned Acara, Elusive Cichlid, Heckle's Acara, Thread-finned Cichlid

Thread-finned Acara Scientific Name: Acarichthys heckelii

Thread-finned Acara (Acarichthys heckelii))

Temperature Range: 65°F-78°F
pH Range: 6.4-7.8
Hardness Range: 10-25°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: South American Cichlids

Thread-finned Acara Adult Size: 8 inches (cm)

Thread-finned Acara Life Expectancy: 8 years

Thread-finned Acara Habitat: South American Rivers

Thread-finned Acara Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons

Thread-finned Acara Temperament: Aggressive particularly against other species.

Thread-finned Acara Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - should be fed a varied diet of sinking pellets (HBH Shrimp Pellets or Soft and Moist Spirulina), granules such as TetraBits, flake, frozen bloodworm or brine shrimp and live black worms or small earthworms.

Thread-finned Acara Description: The beauty and medium size of this cichlid make it a sought after South American cichlid. Peat moss added to the tank will help keep the low pH that this species thrives in. This particular species sifts sand for nutirents. A small grain substrate or even sand is preferred for optimal health.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other South American cichlids - acaras, firemouth meekis, etc.

Thread-finned Acara Breeding & Spawning: Pairs breed with little to no difficulty and lay eggs on a flat surface where the female or both parents look after them.

Determining Thread-finned Acara Sex: Males tend to have longer and more pointed anal and dorsal fins.

Aquarium Region: All over

Thread-finned Acara Diseases: None specific to species.

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