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Green Terror (Aequidens rivulatus)

The Green Terror or Aequidens rivulatus is one of the most popular cichlid fish in the aquarium trade. This freshwater fish has beautiful blue markings on its face, fins and tail. The male Green Terror generally has a longer tail fin and is outline with red. They can grow to about 8" in maximum length and are peaceful, but can become increasingly ornery as they grow older. As you can see in the picture they also have the distinctive cichlid bump on their heads.

Green Terror fish are not that hard to care for and don't require a huge aquarium, about 50 gallons or so will be fine. Like other cichlid fish, Green Terrors like to have a few hiding spots and a nice sandy bottom. The following water conditions are acceptable, 72-80° F, KH 9-20 and pH 6.5-8.0. If you have live plants watch out they can be dug up by these fish. Simply planted them in pots will avoid this from happening.Green Terrors are very easy to breed in captivity, provide a nice flat rock and the female will lay her eggs. If you remove the fry they will spawn quite often and soon you will have more than you know what to do with. You can check out the Green Terror in an aquarium in the video below...

These fish are omnivores that are not considered to be picky eaters. Freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, flake food and Cichlid Pellets work best for these fish. They are quite inexpensive and make a great starter fish!

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