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Aequidens rivulatus
Green Terror

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Photo Credit: Ann O'Mera

Name: Aequidens rivulatus
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Ecuador, Peru
20 cm 200 L 7.2 25°C

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Green Terrors are beautiful fish. They are to me, the second most owner responsive fish, other than the Oscar. Green Terrors are afraid of nothing, know how to hide from danger and are not overly aggressive. Mine eats from my hand just like my Oscar. A varied diet is a must, so that they do not develop a digestion disorder.

Contributed by (no name given)
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I love these fish. I currently have three and another about six inches long. They will eat almost anything, and will attack almost anything. I feed mine a mixture of vegetables, flakes, feeder guppies, an occasional small goldfish, and frozen brine shrimp. I would highly suggest this fish to anybody.

Contributed by Mr Discus
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I have kept one of these fish in a large tank with full grown Black Skirt Tetras, Giant Danios, Plecos, Koi, Severums, and even a large Goldfish. He was very peaceful, but a little aggressive at feeding time. Although I have done this I don't reccommend doing it again. I think I got a very strange Terror, because the others I have had were monsters. There is also a red terror. Red terrors are in my opinion worse than piranhas. They will destroy a tank and eat anything.

Contributed by Mr Discus
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Yes I have one beautiful Green Terror with all africans, and he gets along great with them. Though he does seem to run the tank he never, gets into fights with any of the other fish.

Contributed by (no name given)
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I had a green terror for 2 years (my first) beautiful fish but mine was overly aggressive. He killed a firemouth, a jack dempsey and an oscar. He died when I was on vacation, I loved that fish. I got a new one a few weeks ago. They look the same but this one is not as aggressive. They are great fish.

Contributed by Jennifer Fisher
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I had one female green terror. She was such a beauty. She had white edge fins. I got her when she was kinda small. I saw her grow about half an inch every week when I go to the pet shop. Then I finally bought her. She tried to breed with my oscar, but it never worked. And she laid so many eggs, but none of them ever hatched cause I didnīt have a male for her.

Contributed by Sang Vang



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