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An exotic beauty, the mature Green Terror will display a rainbow of exquisite colors!
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Mayank Dusane - 2013-02-24
I have a 4 inch long green terror and a common pleco in a 15 gallon tank. Yes I know the tank is too small for it so I have put ads to sell it. Just wanted to ask about its aggression towards the pleco in such a small tank because I am a bit concerned.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-24
    Plecos have armour and sharp spines so he should be fine.  Most fish will not chance an injury, just keep them well fed.
terri - 2009-07-10
First, I want to compliment Animal-World for such an insightful, informative, and comprehensive Internet site on a myriad of pet interest. To the point, I currently house a pair of Green Terrors in a 125 gallon aquarium, with an Oscar, Convict, Raphael Cat, and Pleco. Green Terror are wonderful fish. I find them to be comparable to Oscars and Red Devils in terms of personality and owner interaction. I've had mine for a little more than two years. They are named Caesar and Cleo (Cleopatra), and have been paired for about eighteen months. They have spawned numerous times over the years. I've sold some of their young, gifted some to friends, donated some to the local LFS, fed some to my other fish, and am currently raising some of their fry in a 40 gallon breeder. I love cichlids, and house everything from Angelfish to Red Devils, Convicts and Oscars to Green Terrors and Red Terrors. I've been maintaining aquariums for more than 25 years and would recommend the Green Terror to anyone who is interested in a personable, interactive, and aggressive fish.

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  • Sandy Griffiths - 2011-09-23
    Hi I have a 160 litre tank 3 ft and I have 2 convicts an oscar and a golden tip rivoulatis male. I think was wanting some advice on them they seem to be breathing heavily and are not eating or growing much Im not sure what im doing wrong. This is my fish tank so I'm clueless. I have a 1250 aquies filter I clean the tank once a week use the water nuetralizer they have a big rock to hide in and 2 fake trees they also dont seem to be growing my friend has 2 oscars which were bought at the same time as mine and her oscars are about double if not closs to triple the size as mine i am feeding them fish pellets and once a week a little bit of ox heart. I have tested the ph and it was between 7- 6.6 and the temp is set at 28 degrees i have a uv light which is left on during the day and turned off at night please help as i have no idea whats wrong
  • Michael Clarke - 2015-08-18
    I'd have to guess on the fact that beef was used for a food source. This species as stated above, doesn't digest that specific protein choice well. Causing digestive problems resulting in the possibility of growth rate problems as well.
siddharth - 2015-06-02
my male green terror is not eat food for approx. 1month-i fed him optimum cichlid,before it was eating but now it is not i've only one gt and rest are gold fishes,and other fishes pls help

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-06-03
    As long as your water parameters are good and he seems fine in all other wasy there probably isn't a problem. Sometimes cichlids are known to go on a bit of a food strike but usually will start eating again, so I hope yours does too. He may just be bored. It helps to try different types of foods to stimulate a response, even such things as live crickets.
  • Sushant - 2015-08-15
    May be your GT suffered from disease called 'Hexamita'
BIBEK - 2013-01-01
My female terror hates my male terror and does not want to be closed with him what shall i do

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-02
    What size tank is it?  They may need more space.  Try adding some decor if size is not the issue and re-arranmge the decor that is in there now.  Sometimes the change will make them calm down and give them areas to hide.
WIll - 2012-11-12
Where can I get a jumbo size green terror

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-12
    Best to put what region you are in.  Could be someone on the boards looking to re-home one.
taylor popko - 2012-07-12
I have a jack dempsey and an oscar and a frontosa as well as a pleco and a arowana that are all juvinile in a 150 gal. Do you think I can add a gt

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-12
    depending on size yes. but they won't be able to be in there for long!  The awowana will need that tank to itself as it grows.  The others are all fine.
Trevor - 2009-03-29
Hi, I have 2 green terrors, they were both the same size when I got them as babies. Now one is about 6" and the other is only 2.5". I have them in a 110gallon tank, I didn't know they needed that much room until now. I also (in the same tank) have 3 large spotted silver dollars, 2 large kissing fish, 2 yellow labs, 1 blue johanni, 2 long fin barbs, 2 tiger barbs, 2albino barbs, 1 albino tinfoil, 2 pearl gourami's, 1 orange gourami, 1 giant cichlid about 8", 1 red tail black shark, 1 giant black shark, 2 green severums, 10 plecos, 2 golden wonder killifish, 1 bala shark, 1 chinese fighting fish, 3 large blue lobsters, and 1 tadpole! It's a lot of fish, but they are all big and they all get along great with each other, which is very surprising...

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  • DEAN - 2010-02-21
    Those fish are going to start disappearing, especially the barbs.
Anonymous - 2011-10-12
Can I keep a solo green terror in a 29 gal.?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-12
    Minimum 30 - 40 usable galons is recommended - subtract gallons for plants - decorations, filter, gravel etc.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-14
    For a young green Terror you will be fine.  Will need to upgrade as it grows.
Tristan - 2012-02-19
How long does it take juvenile green terros to grow to adult size?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    They are fairly fast growing, reaching about 7' or so in about a year. But the growth rate can depend on their environment and food.
Danny - 2012-09-25
I have a 3-inch female GT in a 36 gallon bow front. I also have a male kribensis, 3 tiger barbs, 1 pleco, 1 emerald cori, 4 black neon tetras, 1 rainbow shark, 1 silver dollar, and 2 angels. My tank has been up for 4 months now and is very fun to watch. The GT is the boss of the tank for sure, she will intimidate but has yet to hurt anyone. The krib is 2nd in command and keeps his distance from her. The rainbow shark love, and I mean loves to chase the 3 tiger barbs, other than that it does not bother any other fish. The 2 angels are not bothered by any other fish and they do not bother any others. The cori gets all the attention of the GT and the krib, no biting, just intimidation. The 4 black neon tetras just school together at the top and no one bugs them. The silver dollar just swims around ignoring what is going on around it. It is a really enjoyable tank to watch, no violence as of yet; however, I definitely have a feeling I will have to trade some of my fish in to my local fish store as they out grow my tank. Happy fish, happy owner, I love my tank.