Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Nov 24, 2013
The Green Terror cichlid is a South American cichlid that is wildly beautiful in coloration but can be difficult to keep.
Green Terrors are sensitive fish that need very clean water and a stress free environment. If the quality of water declines, the fish can become susceptible to all sorts of conditions, worms being the primary concern. Stress can bring on these conditions as well. Once the fish has become sick, remove it from the tank immediately and treat it as the issue requires.
Green Terrors will be the most beautiful fish in your tank. They have a bright green, yellow, and red coloration that has to be seen to be believed. They begin to develop their adult coloration around 5-6 months of age, and they continue to develop their colors into adulthood. They are large cichlids, and can max out around a foot long in the right conditions.
While they can be passive and easily bullied by other species of cichlids when they are young, they can become quite aggressive when older. Mixing the Green Terror with other species can be a crapshoot. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. If you begin to see signs of aggression, it might be time to consider moving one of the fish out of the tank.
Green Terrors should be fed a healthy cichlid pellet as the staple of their diet. They also enjoy vegetables such as peas and some citrus fruits.
Green Terrors are difficult to keep, but if you treat them with care you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful fish on the planet.