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Green terror

Aequidens rivulatus



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Please remember that the following comments are personal experiences and may or may not apply to your setup. Use them as guide to help better understand your fish, like us all individuals will behave differently under different circumstances.


From: Thuy
I bought two baby green terror about 2 months ago, they fight each other so much that I separate them with a chicken wire net at the middle of the tank. This morning I found one smaller Terror laid a few hundred eggs on the flat rock. I am kind of confused that the female laid eggs without a male. I read up on the Internet that the male is always the looker in this case, they have a bright red trim around the tail. The other Terror that I have is much bigger and more colorful than the female that laid the eggs, the only thing that it doesn't have is the bright red trim around the tail. Is there any chance that it can be a male fish? If any one has experienced this please let me know. Thanks
From: Cypherman
Beautiful fish. I have a young 3 in pair in a 30 with a group of Buenos Aires tetras and a black upside down cat. They're fun to watch them flare their fins and shake as they try to decide which rock is best to spawn on. I really cant wait to see them herding fry around the tank. Little pigs, my male eats earthworms as long as him.
From: Bob
I have two green terrors in my 30 inch tank swimming happily along side a golden ancistrus. I found the pair difficult to sex but got there in the end. This is the first time I have kept fish and even under rookie care these fish have thrived, a must have for all aquarists.
From: tj
That fish is a real b**tard. He has eaten the tails off 2 oscars and part of the tail off my what I thought to be an aggressive pacu.
From: Rich
I just recently got a beautiful 2 1/2" Green Terror. I put him in my 30 gallon tank with my 2" Flowerhorn(Another Great fish). I intentionally bought the green terror bigger because I hear the Flowerhorn is a little bit more aggressive. They appear to have great respect for one another, but who knows what goes on when the lights go out.
From: lloyd
Green terrors are mean, but I've had success keeping them with the even more belligerent Tilipia buttikoferi
From: Kevin
I currently have 2-Green Terrors in my 100 gallon tank full of aggressive cichlids. I have raised these fish together from the time tiny until now and they are doing very well. Total population of my tank consists of 11 Red Devils, 2 Buttikoferi, 2 Black Belts, and my two gorgeous Green Terrors. The Green Terrors by far have the nicest markings and colors. They sometimes have a difficult time dealing with the harsh nature of some of their tankmates but are by no means a push-over. They have their mean streaks but the key to making community full of mean fish is to raise together from as young as possible and keep them very well fed.
From: Aaron
I have a 55 gal. tank with 2 convicts, 4 Oscars, 2 plecos, 2 botia, and 2 Green Terrors (male and female), and I have to tell you by far the most most aggressive and dominant fish in my tank is the male green terror. Even though he is a little smaller than the two bigger Oscars, he still puts them in their place every day. Green Terrors are, to me, like a better version of Oscars. They eat feeder fish just the same as oscars, so you have that level of "excitement", but they are a lot nicer looking then Oscars. By the way, Green Terrors are picky about who they mate with, so if you plan on mating them, make sure you give the male a choice between several partners, and vice-versa.





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