Yellow Acara

Other Yellow Acara Names: Yellow Acara, Twin Spot Flag Cichlid

Yellow Acara Scientific Name: Aequidens metae

Yellow Acara (Aequidens metae))

Temperature Range: 75°F-85°F
pH Range: 5-6.2
Hardness Range: 1-4°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: South American Cichlids

Yellow Acara Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)

Yellow Acara Life Expectancy: 12 years

Yellow Acara Habitat: South American rivers and streams

Yellow Acara Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Yellow Acara Temperament: Peaceful

Yellow Acara Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore - does well with flakes and pellets but supplimental foods such as frozen or fresh green vegetables are good too.

Yellow Acara Description: The Acara Family is found only in tropical South America. This family includes two groups, True Acaras and Acara related species. Included in this family are cichlids that are, and formally were part of the genus Aequidens. Now, due to some recent reclassification, the Acara group includes fish of the following genera; Aequidens, Bujurquina, Cleithracara, Guianacara, Laetacara, Krobia, Nannacara and Tahuantinsuyoa. True Acaras are made up of species that remain under the genus Aequidens, while Acara-related species include the other, previously mentioned, genera.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Compatible with most community fish that have the same water requirements but also work with less aggressive south american cichlids such as firemouth meeki, convicts and severums

Yellow Acara Breeding & Spawning: The yellow acara is a substrate spawner but breeding in captivity has proven to be difficult. Feeding the fish well and similating rainfall by adding collected rainwater can assist in encouraging the fish to spawn.

Determining Yellow Acara Sex: Very difficult to tell at smaller sizes. Males grow slightly larger, while mature females are fatter. Males will also develope longer dorsal and anal fin rays as they become larger. While the females will have more rounder anal and dorsal fins.

Aquarium Region: All over

Yellow Acara Diseases: None specific to species.

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