Aequidens rivulatus “Green Terror”, is a very colorful and showy fish and easy to care for cichlid. This fish gets quite large up to 12” and requires a large aquarium over time. The fish is somewhat deep-bodied, possessing a prominent forehead and bright red edging on the caudal fin. Adult males develop a pronounced forehead hump. Juveniles are tan colored with silver-blue flecks and lack the bright iridescent blue, green, and orange coloration and long, flowing fins of adult specimens. The males get larger and brighter than females. These are captive bred and will accept a variety of foods.
This is a fish that's considered a good beginner's cichlid. However, like other cichlids it will become territorial, especially toward con-specifics, during spawning.
Will do well in some planted aquarium, but will forage and dig through the substrate looking for food. It is not known to be a predator, but it will eat small fish if the opportunity arises. This fish should be kept with fish, such as Oscars, Severums, Geophagus, larger tetras and other larger fish.
Aquarium bred and raised
Purchase Size: 2.5"
We ship all of our packages out of our fish farm located in Sarasota, Florida.
All the order will be shipped 2-3 days after your purchase. We purge all the live animals before shipping in order to make them travel safe.
All of our packages are shipped via FedEx Second Day Air and/or FedEx Standard Overnight if live animals are included in the order.
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped Monday to Thursday only arriving no later than Friday afternoon every week.
FedEx 2day orders will be shipped Monday to Wednesday only arriving no later than Friday every week.
USPS Priority shipping service will be used for plants and dry goods only. No live animals will be shipped with USPS shipping. USPS orders will be shipped Monday to Wednesday only arriving no later than Saturday every week.
All the orders from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be shipped the next week.
We do use 72 hours heat/cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 for all shipments of live animals.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
BioAquatiX reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
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