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The Green Terror (Andinoacara Rivulatus) Gold Tail, also known as Gold Saum, is colorful tropical fish in Cichlid family. They are native to South America. Although they can be very aggressive cichlid, they are still one of the most coveted aquarium fish because of their stunning good looks and beautiful coloring. You may need some knowledge and experience to care these fish in home aquairum. We recommend keeping both sexes of this fish together so that they pair up. Once they form the bond, they stick together for the rest of their lives, and most of the aggression fades away. Buy Live Fish online with Coburg Aquarium in Australia

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK.

Features of Green Terror Cichlid:

  • Mature male green terrors have a more pronounced hump than the mature
  • They have eye-catching blue and green coloration. Its head and gills are covered with wave-shaped turquoise spots and their face and body is with bright blue markings
  • Green terrors have spiny rays at the back of their pelvic, pectoral, and dorsal fins that deter other predators
  • The Green Terror Cichlids average lifespan : 7-10 years


Green Terror Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Green Terror Cichlid:

The Green Terror Cichlids are avid explorers. They need a spacious tank to swim in. You wil need at least a 250L tank to keep a pair of green terrors. The more fish you intend to keep, the larger the tank size.

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Green Terror Cichlid Tank Mate Compatibility:

Green terrors’ territorial and aggressive behavior makes it tricky to select suitable tank mates. Possible tank mates you can consider are:

Green Terror Cichlid Food :

Green Terror cichlid is not a picky eater. Great diet ideas include feeder fish, commerical food, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and crickets. Some good commerical food brands for this fish:

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Green Terror Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Green terrors are very sensitive to water conditions, so you will need a powerful canister filter or biological filter. The filter will keep the nitrate and ammonia levels within the acceptable limit. Here are some great brands to consider:

Aquarium Heater

The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquatic Plants

Green Terror Cichlid love to dig up the plants. Fill your tank with hardy plants like Anubias and java ferns. Or live aquarium plants that attach to driftwood and rocks, or potted plants are recommended, like Anubias on Driftwood, Aquarium Plants in pot. Check our Live Aquarium Plants here.

Aquarium Decorations

You can scatter rocks and gravel at the bottom of the tank to give them nice hiding spots. You can also use upturned flowerpots to decorate your tank. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Sand and fine gravel are good ones for them.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

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Robert H.
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Green terror cichlid

My green terror s turned up on time healthy and are growing beautifully