Claire Corlett

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Green Terror Cichlid – Aquarium Fish Tank room update new Green Terror Cichlid pair

Green Terror Cichlid – Aquarium Fish Tank room update new Green Terror Cichlid pair


How Aggressive are Green Terror Cichlids? GREEN TERROR! The name gives off the impression of a killer
fish that will wreak havoc on an aquarium terrorizing all other tank mates. What are the FACTS though? Is this an accurate description? Having owned somewhere between 15-20 different
Green Terrors I would have to say that the name is a bit misleading! Green Terrors are actually one of the more
peaceful American Cichlids. The most aggressive one I’ve ever had was
about 2 inches in length he would without regard stand up to fish much larger than himself. Other than this one fish all the others were
semi aggressive at the very best. These beautiful cichlids should be considered
more self-defenders than anything else. Consider them to be similar to an Oscar in
aggression, they will hold their own in a community tank of like-sized cichlids but
don’t be surprised if you found your Green terror being bullied and chased more often
than not.

7 comments on “Green Terror Cichlid – Aquarium Fish Tank room update new Green Terror Cichlid pair

  1. Mine drives me crazy cause he seems to want to be friends with the mollies he's supposed to eat. He's very colorful but not aggressive at all.

  2. Hi, I have a question..want some concern

    I have a few GTs in my tank in which one has a unique Breathing activity where He has a habit of all the time opening and closing his mouth looks as if he is all the time chewing something.. otherwise he is perfectly fine in everything, pretty active, playful first to grab the food and bully others also.

    Wanted to know what exactly it is ? Is it some problem or is just a different activity.

    Pls reply

  3. I have 2 green terror fish in my aquarium and 1 keep chasing and bullying the other.. Can someone tell me what should I do? Bcoz both fishes r soo aggressive.

  4. I've owned 3 green terrors. All 3 were absolutely aggressive. No other fish could be in the tank. They would kill or attempt to kill everything.

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