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Green Terror

Discussion in 'Cichlids - Central and South American' started by scrappy, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. scrappy

    scrappy Member

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    Common name - Green Terror

    Scientific name - Aequidens rivulatus

    Family - Cichlidae

    Origin - South America ;Ecuador, Peru

    Max size - 8" approx

    Care - The Green Terror is a robust & lively cichlid, avoid live plants as these are often uprooted due to the fish having a habit of digging. The Green Terror also has a very aggressive nature and although when juvenile they seem very peaceful and sometimes even scared of other fish, this soon turns around once the Terror discovers his/her presence can be intimidating to other fish.

    Feeding - Green Terrors are not too picky about their food readily accepting most flake, frozen & pellet formulas, however they do relish the addition of live foods.

    Sexing - Difficult to sex when young and can be often mistaken for Blue Acaras, as they mature the Male produces bright colouration especially on the tail fin with blue/purple flecks surrounded by yellow/orange tips and has a mettalic green body colour. The male will grow much larger than the female and form a sort of hump on the front of his head. The female is far more understated in colouration.

    Breeding - Open spawners and not really fussy regarding water parameters. Spawnings can vary 100-400 eggs. As like most cichlids they are relativley good parents with the female taking the major role of caring for the young.

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  2. kubora666

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    just thought id contribute some pictures of my male green terror,
    hes very aggressive, but reall colourful :)
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  3. OscarWilde

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    Young Green Terror & Oscar.
     
  4. bolty

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    Verry nice "GOLD SAUM's"
     
  5. MOW4T

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    he looks HUGE, ive had mine for a couple of years but due to cash flow problems he was in a small tank and hence i think i have stunted his growth, i am also prosuming it is a he, maybe some1 could enlighten?

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    This is my green terror when i first got him, he was soo rittle tiny back then

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  7. meguro

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    This group is currently under re-description with the genus no longer being aequidens, but changed to andinoacara. Fish currently described are rivulatus (I think) and stalsbergi. With a third fish proposed as aequinoctalis.
     

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