Adoptions are free but donations are always appreciated. Adopters have to meet Aquatic Ally in Springfield or one of the surrounding areas. We DO NOT ship fish to their new forever home. Aquatic Ally will vet adopters to ensure fish go to a good home.
Electric Blue Acara
Louie Aka: Juupiter is a beautiful blue acara who is friendly and active tankmate.
Size: 4 inches
Age: Young Adult estimating 2 years old
Natural Habitat: While Electric Blue Acaras do not appear in nature, the best guide to use is for the blue acara.
An “electric blue” morph acara
(T. N. Gill, 1858)
The blue acara
This fish can be found in various freshwater habitats, ranging from standing water to flowing streams, in Venezuela and Trinidad. They can reach lengths of 16 cm (6.3 in).
Blue acaras natively live in a tropical climate and prefer water with a pH of 6.5-8.0, a water hardness of 25° dGH, and a water temperature of 22–30 °C (72–86 °F).
Electric blue acaras tend to make better community tank inhabitants than regular blue acaras. Mostly because they’re smaller and they’re much less aggressive.
Electric blue acaras are super peaceful for a cichlid – particularly a Central American cichlid. Normal blues are also super peaceful for a Central American cichlid – but they tend to be more territorially aggressive than EBs.
Billy was rescued from Petsmart. I know I know! I shouldn't do that because it's only creating demand and fueling this awful cycle of abuse :( But I couldn't leave him there to die. He has been treated for everything and has made significant improvements! He is ready to find his new forever home. He has a very spunky personality.
Age: Unknown - Young Adult
Natural Habitat: Shallow rivers and rice paddies throughout Southeast Asia.
Max size: 3 inches
Length of life in captivity: 3 years give or take
Tank Requirements: 5+ gallons, they love floating plants, heated, dim lighting.
Status: Ready for adoption
Don't let this little guy fool you. He may be missing his tail but he can swim with the best of em! We are currently working on fin repair and growing out a bit before he will be ready for adoption. But let me just say I love this fish and will be sad to see him go. He is in a 55-gallon with a blue Acara about twice his size but he definitely runs that tank!
Age: Unknown - 1
Natural Habitat: Native to Central America and tend to be found in the rivers that run through the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.
Personality: Semi-aggressive/ territorial
Max size: 6-7 inches
Length of life in captivity: up to 15 years
Tank Requirements: Min 30 gallons
Water temperature: 75°F to 86°F
pH levels: Somewhere between 6.5 and 8.0
Water hardness: 8-15 dGH
Status: Not ready for adoption
We have 4 comet goldfish who need good homes. 3 are female and one is a male. They currently range from 1"-2" but will grow very large. Comet goldfish are sociable fish, thriving in a busy community of similar types. They can be very entertaining and love to eat!
Age: Unknown - Juvenile
Natural Habitat: All goldfish can be genetically traced back through centuries to the Prussian Carp, Carassius gibelio. These fish were first described by Bloch way back in 1782. These days, Prussian carp still inhabit a wide range across Central Asia, living in ponds, ditches, lakes, rivers, and other slow-moving waters.
Personality: Comets typically do well with other varieties of elongated goldfish, such as Shubunkins and Common goldfish. They also get along fine with Koi.
Max size: 14 inches
Length of life in captivity: 5-15+ years
Tank Requirements: 55 gal min
Status: Ready for adoption