Green terror

As the name implies this species can be very aggressive, especially adult specimens.

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The Green terror lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 8.0, dH range: 25 environment.

The green terror (Andinoacara rivulatus) is a colorful freshwater fish in the cichlid family. The fish originate on the Pacific side of South America in the coastal waters from the Tumbes River in Peru to the Esmeraldas River in Ecuador. More

Reader Comment - See MoreHi, I have 2 green terrors, they were both the same size when I got them as babies. Now one is about 6" and the other is only 2.5". I have them in a... (more) Trevor 2009-03-29 Looking for exotic beauty?... More

Often confused with The Blue Acara the Green terror is more aggressive and has a more pronounced "bump" on the forehead when mature. More

young green terrors with several species of barbs. They get less ripped than when kept with other cichlids. They seem about the same personality as jack dempseys. If you think you have a mean green terror, put it in with a red devil or Buttikoferi. More

The Green terror cichlid is a fascinating aquarium fish, but it is not recommended for aquarists with aquariums smaller than 55 gallons/209 liters. More

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. More

Green Terror Attack on Black Convict. This Green Terror is a real builder. Everytime I smooth out the gravel, he rearranges the landscape. These are S... Follow Me: Green Terror Attack on Black Convict. This Green Terror is a real builder. More

The Green Terror Softball Club is design to assist on the advancement of fast pitch softball. Green Terror Softball host many camps and clinics to benefit the fast pitch community. More

The Green Terror (13-10, 11-6 Centennial) got a game-high 24 points from Ali Moreland in the win, while junior guard Jessica Jamrogowicz (Marlton, NJ/Bishop Eustace) tied her own school record with 12 assists in the loss for the Shorewomen (10-13, 5-11). More

I had a green terror for 2 years (my first) beautiful fish but mine was overly aggressive. He killed a firemouth, a jack dempsey and an oscar. He died when I was on vacation, I loved that fish. I got a new one a few weeks ago. More

The famale Green Terror is darker than the male, with less contrast between colors while the males are larger and with age, generally develop a hump on thier head. They have been bred in aquariums and are good , open-breeder parents. More

My green terror in his cave.his victim list so far: 2 jack dempseys 1 Texas 3 convicts 1 pleco i am in works for either a older convict or a Dempsey that can withstand his wrath. More

Green terror comes from Ecuador and Peru, South America. He has horrible face. The body is oval like most cichlids. They have big head with wide mouth. The mouth is useful for caring fry. More

Offering a variety of swimming programs, the Green Terror has something for everyone. More

The Blue Acara, the Green Terror is more aggressive and has a more pronounced "bump" on the forehead when mature. Typical of most large cichlids the Terror are noted for their aggression and should only be kept with fish that can fend for themselves. More

Common names

Goldsaum-Buntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
green terror in English
Guldsömcichlid in Swedish (Svenska)
Guldsømmet cichlide in Danish (dansk)
Saumakirjoahven in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Vieja in Spanish (español)
綠寶麗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
绿宝丽鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Aequidens
Species : Aequidens rivulatus
Authority : G