Species group: Cichlids
Other common names: White Saum; Gold Saum; Green Rivulatus; Goldsaumbuntbarsch; False Green Terror
Scientific name: Andinoacara rivulatus
The Green Terror is a South American Cichlid which is native to rivers on the Pacific Ocean side of the Andes Mountains. Andinoacara rivulatus is a popular, though challenging aquarium fish. It is a personable fish, and like another Cichlid, the Oscar, is said to recognize and respond to its human owner.
The Gold Saum has a green sheen to its body, and each green scale has a black dot in the center. The tail and lining of the dorsal fin is a brilliant red. Males are generally larger and have a bump on their forehead.
However, the Green Terror's aggressiveness towards tank mates is somewhat legendary, and it is considered to be best kept in a species only tank, or with other large and aggressive Cichlids such as the Jack Dempsey and Red Devil.
250 -300 gallons for an adult pair.
adult coloration, beautiful fish, breeding pair
aggressive territorial, fish loss, tank wrecking hardcore, large, new tank mates., aggression
healthy cichlid pellet
Copper works when dosed correctly
Copper sulfate is a heavy metal that when dosed correctly, kills Chilodonella. The idea is to kill the parasite and not harm the fish. Dosing is based on the alkalinity (carbonate hardness) of the water. Copper toxicity increases as carbonates decrease, so a lower dose is required in low-alkalinity water. Charts can be found online. You'll need a copper test kit and alkalinity test kit to dose in the best manner. Otherwise, follow the directions on the treatment label.Avoid chelated or complexed copper medications. They are not effective..
From James 1307 days ago