The electric blue acara is a freshwater species of the cichlid family. The fish is related to more than 1,650 cichlid species and is a man-made variation of the regular blue acara.
Electric blue acaras have bright blue bodies that shimmer under aquarium lighting.
Aquarists love electric blue acaras because the fish are bold, beautiful, hardy, and live up to 20 years. These fish are also calmer than most other cichlids.