Under the conditions of an aquarium, acars grow up to 13 cm, females are weaker in color and smaller in size than males. The body is slightly flattened from the sides, the head is large with large eyes and a mouth.
There is a dark spot on each side of the blue Akara. They live on average about 5 years.
The fish are omnivorous, usually they are fed with dry granular food, bread and live moths. Flakes are also suitable.
Maintenance and care
In order for a pair of blue cancers to feel comfortable, you need a large aquarium with a volume of 100 liters or more. All plants need to be stoned, as cancers love to rummage through the ground. Preference is best given to hard-leaved species. Water should always be clean and warm (27 ° C).
Akaras breed well, therefore, spawning can safely proceed in a common aquarium. When preparing a separate spawning, it is necessary to provide for the presence of large stones on the ground. It is important to ensure continuous aeration. To speed up spawning, you can often change the water to fresh, and increase the temperature of the water by a couple of degrees. Females spawn on stones, in pits and snags. Akars are very caring, so after fertilization they transfer their eggs into the pits that dig in the sand.