Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus ‘gold saum’)


The Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus), with its brilliant green body coloration and high contrast orange fins, has been a hobby classic for decades – and the wild form of this fish is the “original” version of Green Terror. Found throughout the coastal regions of Ecuador and Northern Peru, these fish are found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Territorial and aggressive, these vibrantly colored cichlids make impressive specimens for appropriately large aquariums, but tankmates should be chosen carefully. Wild collected specimens are uncommon in the trade and often display brighter coloration than the more commonly seen tank bred specimens.


Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus ‘gold saum’)

Origin: Wild Ecuador
Locale: Rio Guayas drainage
Diet: Omnivore and predator, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 10″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive, especially towards conspecifics or other cichlids. Best kept with similarly aggressive species or non-cichlids

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.

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