does anyone have a green terror

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  1. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    i just went down to lfs and picked up a green terror .

    cool looking fish hes about 2.5 inches and quite active

    i also have a pair of electric yellows , bicolor loach fish

    and one evil goldy tetra that is a tough fighter at 1cm big

    is there anything special that ishould know about this type of cichlid

    cheers
     
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  3. tmgrash

    tmgrash Astrea Snail

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    Well...

    He is a South American Chiclid (that I believe ranges into extreme South Texas) thats prefers soft water as opposed to the electric yellows that are from africa and prefer harder water. He will eventually get 6-8" and will eat your tetra and probably kill your loach. He will likely do fine in hard water for awhile but will probably develop Hole in the Head disease eventually. If you plan on keeping both African and South American Chiclids it is probably better to fair on the side of softer water.
    Often it is best to try and keep fish that have the same requirements as each other together. He will do fine on the same food you feed the yellows.

    Good Luck
    Travis
     
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    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Very aggressive cichlid though not as much so as a Texas cichlid or the equivalent.
     
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    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    update on green terror

    this green terror is a bit shy , hasnt shown any signs of killing anything . hes in a 450ltr tank w/ heaps of hiding places so i shall see how he goes any sign of bad i will take him back to the lfs , it can get expensive when you have one fish eating the rest
    cheers
     
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  9. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    thanks mate ;D
     
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    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    okay guys ive decided to make a nice new tank for my green terror . hes too cool to go back to the shop so i have a spare 65ltr tank. how many fish for this ,
    1'' of livestock to 6ltrs of h20 .
    do you guys agree with this.

    what would live well with this type of fish


    any suggestions
     
  11. tmgrash

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    cool

    Green terrors are cool cichlids. Not too good on my liters to gallons conversions, but assuming 65ltrs is between 30-40 gals one adult green terror would probably be about max for that tank. This isnt because of the bio load but more due to the territorial needs. You could have a pleco, and a hardy 4-5" catfish, prehaps a pair convict cichlids (mean little buggers).


    Good luck, have any pics?

    Travis
     
  12. OoNickoC

    OoNickoC Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Well the one we had on display at work was about 18"......and the gold tetra is probably a gold barb if hes hanging with the africans. The terrors get big and are great lookers.....hardy to boot. As for the differennces in hardnes for water it is true that the africans perfer the hard, S. american soft...but most tap water is suitable for them. Ask your LFS what they do to treat thier ph for FW....most ikley nothing as consistency is key over perfection unless your breeeding. IF you end up keeping him hell make an awesome pet.