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The Green Terror Cichlid is found in South America; western Ecuador and central Peru. They inhabit rivers, starting at the Pacific slope from the Esmeraldas River in Ecuador to the Tumbes River in Peru. These fish inhabit the mostly still waters of both turbid and clear flowing stream basins where they feed on worms, crustaceans, and insects.

They are large and can be a very aggressive fish, requiring a large amount of space to themselves and are only suitable for similarly large and aggressive tank mates. In pairs, particularly, they are known to “terrorise” (hence their name) the other fish in their aquarium. In addition, the Green Terror is extremely sensitive to water condition changes and needs a very stringent maintenance schedule.

The Green Terror is primarily a carnivore that can be fed a variety of foods, but they do tend to be picky. They will eat frozen foods like krill, bloodworms, and brine shrimp as well as flakes and cichlid pellets.

Do not feed beef hearts or other red meats to this fish, foods high in protein can cause issues in the digestive system.

Feed young fish 2 to 3 times a day and adults 1 to 2 times a day. Feeding in smaller amounts several times a day instead of a large quantity once a day will keep the water quality higher over a longer time. All fish benefit from vitamins and supplements added to their foods.


  • Species – Andinoacara rivulatus
  • Common Name – Green Terror
  • Origin – South America; western Ecuador and central Peru.
  • Diet – Carnivore
  • PH Range – 6.5 – 8
  • Temperature – Tropical 21–27°c
  • Breed Type – Egg layer
  • Max Size – approximately 30cm
  • Sex – Un-sexed

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