Riverpark Aquatics

Green Terror Cichlid (Andinoacara rivulatus)

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Our Guide To Keeping Green Terror Cichlid Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Andinoacara rivulatus
    • Common name: Green Terror Cichlid, Gold Saum Cichlid
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: South America (Peru, Ecuador)
    • Adult length: Up to 30 cm (12 inches)
    • Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Provide a tank size of at least 75 gallons for a single Green Terror Cichlid.
    • Offer caves, rocks, and driftwood for hiding places and territory establishment.
    • Include hardy plants, but be prepared for them to be uprooted as the fish may rearrange the tank.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Keep the water temperature between 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F).
    • Maintain a pH level between 6.5 to 8.0.
    • Water hardness (dH): 5 to 20 dH.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Use a powerful filtration system as Green Terror Cichlids produce a lot of waste.
    • Provide moderate water flow to simulate their natural habitat.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer a varied diet including high-quality pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small fish.
    • Ensure a balance of proteins, vegetables, and supplements to support their health and coloration.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Green Terror Cichlids are territorial and aggressive, especially during breeding.
    • Choose tank mates carefully, avoiding other aggressive fish or those that resemble Cichlid territory markers.
    • Suitable tank mates include robust fish like other large Cichlids, large catfish, and Plecos.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • These Cichlids are known for their bold behavior and can be aggressive, particularly when breeding.
    • Provide ample space and hiding spots to reduce aggression.
    • Monitor tank dynamics closely, especially during breeding, as aggression levels can rise.

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