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Green Terror
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Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Blue, Green, White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-80° F, KH 9-20, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size 8"
Origin South America
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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The Green Terror is a beautifully marked cichlid. Its body is a greenish white with many electric blue spots on the chin area. The males of this species have a longer tail fin, which is outlined in red.

The Green Terror requires an aquarium of at least 50 gallons, with a sandy bottom, and rock work that will provide plenty of hiding spots. Live plants should be planted in pots to protect the roots from these fish. The Green Terror is generally peaceful with other fish of similar size, but can get more territorial as it matures.

The Green Terror is an open-breeder and will accept a range of water conditions. The Green Terror readily pairs and the female will take the bigger role in raising the fry. The female will lay the eggs on a cleaned, flat rock. They will spawn about every two weeks if the young are removed from the aquarium.

The Green Terror is omnivorous and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Jonathan C Phoenix , AZ
The green terror is anything but a terror; it will only be aggressive if attacked first. It gets along great with my Jack Dempsey.. I recommend this fish.
Gian Carlo B Highlands , NJ
This is, for me, one of the best species with the Oscar and Jack Dempsey!!! I have a male white saum that is a Green terror with white edges (they are more expensive than the normal gold saum that have red, orange, or yellow edges)... this fish plays with anything in the tank with his mouth... he is so funny, I would highly recommend this species!
Joe S Webster Groves , MO
This is a great fish. I put a male and a female together and three days later I had eggs. They are avid breeders.
Awsome fish. He sometimes will fight my Jack Dempseys sometimes.
Mark S Las Vegas , NV
Liveaquaria I love your freshwater fishes. The Green Terror when was arrived it was of only 2" but now 4 years ago it is of 10". He comes to the front of my aquarium to surprise me.It is the best fish experience I ever had . Thanks Liveaquaria
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