Green terror cichlid is rather large fish and in the wild green terror fish max size can be about 25-30 cm (10-12 in), when Aequidens pulcher max size is just about 20 cm (8 in) in the wild. Reproductive green cichlid male has rather visible rounded hump on its head, whereas Aequidens pulcher male hump is rather less pronounced.
In addition, this fish is rather more aggressive then the Aequidens pulcher cichlid and in English speaking countries it’s even called ? Green terror. Green terror care is rather easy since it isn’t a demanding fish. But still it?s recommended for experienced aquarists, since the fish is demanding to water parameters and it requires qualitative feed.
Also as it is always true as for the large cichlid fish this one is rather large and aggressive, it needs a spacious tank.
What To Feed Green terror cichlids
Green Terrors tend to be carnivorous in the wild feeding on worms, small crustaceans and insects. They are not fussy eaters in home aquariums. They are omnivorous opportunistic fish and we would recommend feeding them a varied diet. You can feed them pellets, frozen and live food. Keep in mind that live food is always better. Shrimps, earth worms, mussel meat, flakes and pellets are all good fish feeds. You can also feed them with crickets, fish fillets and tube worms.
Larger pellets, flakes and live food are recommended for larger specimens. Occasionally, you can also feed them vegetables such as cooked peas and spinach.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FEEDING AQUARIUM FISH
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.