Aequidens rivulatus
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Aequidens rivulatus

Common Names: Green Terror
Synonyms: Chromis rivulata
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: America - South; South America.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Aggressive; Very aggressive.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes, pellets, and small fish. Hiding places are needed. Dither fish, that are fast and agile, are often used to spead out the aggression of this fish. These fish can be somewhat peaceful, depending on the fish, but for the most part, are very aggressive, especially if breeding. They like to dig, and thus, live plants will need to be attached to objects like driftwood and rocks, or they will other wise be uprooted. As well, heavy decorations should be place on the bot
6.5 - 8
20°C - 25°C
68°F - 77°F
10 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 32cm (12.6")
Female: 32cm (12.6")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Sex can be determined by a bump on the head of the mature male. Females grow smaller than their male counterparts.
Breeding: Use a lower to medium pH of 6.5-7.5, and a higher temperature of 25°C. Change the water frequently. The eggs are laid on a carefully cleaned flat rock. These fish show excellent parental care, and can become extremely aggressive when spawning and/or caring for their young. They will lay some 400+ eggs. Which the fry can take finely crushed flake or baby brine shrimp upon becoming free swimming. If breeding these fish in a tank with other fish, be sure the tank is large enough for the othe
Comments: A very colorful and stiking fish. Known as one of the fishes called "wet pets". This is an undemanding fish, and easily cared for. They breed quite easily and redily in the aquarium. Fry are easily cared for as well. This is a great beginner fish, for breeding as well as keeping.
Main Colours: Grey, Green, Red
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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