Red Terror Cichlid
13 inches (Female). 18 inches (Male)
6.0 to 8.0
77 to 84 Degrees F
Red Terror cichlids are a popular species of Cichlid that are found living in rivers and tributaries of Central America. They are an apply named species, as their temperament ranges from aggressive to very aggressive.
As with most all fish species, the key to successfully keeping Red Terrors within the aquarium environment is to replicate their natural habitat as closely as possible, while providing them with clean water, consistent water parameters and a biologically mature nitrogen cycle within the aquarium. When it comes to aggressive fish species like the Red Terror, it is also very important to provide them with adequate space within the aquarium and suitable tank mates that they can co-exist with peacefully.
Red Terrors become sexually mature at about 3 to 4 inches in length and will begin to show different coloration's, with the females retaining the look of the juvenile Red Terror while the male will lose the the black bars and develop a light iridescent green body, with a reddish blush to the throat and belly areas.