Green Terror

Green Terror   barb

Behaviour: Behaviour Territorial, aggressive
Typical size: 18cm 
Max size: 20cm 
Tank Area: Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size: 120cm
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 25℃ 
Feeding: Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, meaty, live foods
pH Range: pH 6-8.5
Hardness: s,m,h,vh

The Green Terror is given an apt name, they are territorial, aggressive, and intolerant of other fish. Very hardy and robust fishes of a similar size may make suitable tankmates, although problems may always occur. Provide hiding spots amongst rocks and wood. The fish will adapt to a wide range of water conditions and is relatively easy to keep. Green Terrors are sometimes confused with the Blue Acara Aequidens pulcher which is a smaller and much more peaceful fish.

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Chromis rivulata, Acara aequinoctialis, A. azurifer, A. rivulata | Other names Vieja | Origin South America; Peru, western Ecuador | Breeding Egg layers; parents will care for eggs and young | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-8, hard | Natural Habitat Coastal streams | Sexing Males are larger and develop a forehead bump, females are darker