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Smiling Acara

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Species group: Cichlids

Other common names: Redbreast Acquidens; Redbreast Acara; Yellowlip Acara

Scientific name: Laetacara Dorsigerus

The basics:

Smiling Acara are silver with brown and black markings, red on the ventral area, and red through the fins.

0-2 inches

The Smiling Acara is a small South American fish which is known to be one of the most peaceful members of the notoriously aggressive Cichlid family. Because it is a dwarf Cichlid, it is best kept with other small species such as other dwarf cichlids or tetras. The Smiling Acara is a friendly Cichlid that mainly show aggression during spawning.

Smiling Acara can be finicky eaters, and usually will not accept commercial foods. They do well on live or frozen foods, brine shrimp, micro worms, blood worms and tubifex. They need a planted tank with plenty of hiding places created from rocks or wood.

68.00-77.00 °F


0.000-0.000 mg/L

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from breeders/sellers

(Breeders and sellers have to jump through hoops to get RightPet listings, literally, we make them do circus tricks. Unfortunately no one has met our high acrobatic standards for this animal yet, but hopefully they will soon!)

from shelters/rescues

(We've had no luck finding any of these frisky fellas so far, even though we've put up wanted posters and everything! But don't worry, we're working on it!)

API Freshwater Master Test Kit

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Over 800 tests Kit includes laminated color card, 4 test tubes and holding tray Includes instruction booklet on how to correct unsafe water conditions


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