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Size

1cm - 6cm

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Care Level

Low

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Temperament

Aggressive

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Water Conditions

Andinoacara rivulatus, commonly known as the Green Terror Cichlid, is a captivating and sought-after species of cichlid that adds a touch of vibrancy and personality to any aquarium. With its striking green coloration and unique pattern, the Green Terror Cichlid is a popular choice among aquarists who seek an eye-catching and territorial fish for their tanks. Originating from South America, specifically the Pacific coastal drainages of Ecuador and Peru, these cichlids are known for their territorial behavior, distinctive appearance, and adaptability to various water conditions. Let's explore a detailed description of these remarkable cichlids, including essential information on their appearance, water conditions, tank setup, feeding habits, and care.

Appearance:

  • Striking Coloration: Andinoacara rivulatus displays a beautiful mix of green and blue colors on its body, along with contrasting iridescent spots on its fins, making them visually captivating and elegant in the aquarium.
  • Size: They are a medium to large-sized cichlid species, reaching an adult length of around 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) in captivity.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical water temperature range of 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C) to ensure the well-being of Green Terror Cichlids.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.5 and 7.5 to replicate their natural habitat.
  • Water Hardness: Provide a moderately soft to moderately hard water with a hardness level between 5 and 20 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Andinoacara rivulatus should be kept in a spacious tank of at least 75 gallons (284 liters) due to their territorial nature and adult size.
  • Aquascape: Create a well-decorated environment with caves, rocks, and driftwood to provide hiding spots and territories for these cichlids.
  • Tank Mates: Be cautious when choosing tank mates, as Green Terror Cichlids can be aggressive, especially during breeding or territorial disputes.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Green Terror Cichlids are omnivores and accept a wide variety of foods.
  • High-Quality Pellets and Flakes: Offer high-quality cichlid pellets or flakes as their primary diet.
  • Live and Frozen Foods: Provide occasional treats of live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms to supplement their diet.

Care:

  • Territorial Nature: Andinoacara rivulatus is territorial, especially during breeding, so provide adequate hiding spots and territories to reduce aggression.
  • Observation: Monitor their behavior and appearance to ensure they are healthy and showing no signs of stress or illness.

Andinoacara Rivulatus

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