True Red Terror - Amphilophus festae - Small

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SKU: 208676
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: L90 0022 1113

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The True Red Terror is a very beautiful, but very aggressive fish. They will be quite quarrelsome with other tankmates, and virtually intolerant of other Red Terrors. Coloration ranges from a pink-red with black vertical stripes as in mature females, to golden tan with red accents on the fins for mature males. As juveniles, these fish have a small black spot at the base of the tail that does not cover more than half of the tail base, as opposed to the very similar Mayan Cichlid (Cichlasoma uropthlamus) which has a black spot that covers nearly the entire width of the base of the tail.

Hiding places like rocky caves and roots should be available to these fish. Due to their size and aggression, they are best kept in a species tank. Feed them meaty foods, frozen and pellets. They are substrate spawners and will delight in digging up their tank substrate, as well as any decor, especially when preparing to spawn.


L90 0022 1113
That Fish Place
Common NameTrue Red Terror - Small
Scientific NameAmphilophus festae
OriginSouth America
Max Size (in inches)12
Max Size (in inches)12
Community SafeNo
pH Range6.5-7.0
Min Tank Size (in gallons)120
Min Tank Size (in gallons)120
Temperature Range76-82
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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great fish


i ordered my terror a little over a month ago. great eater and adjusted to its home very quickly. love this site got a black nasty too. i cant believe the selection of cichlids

Ones I got were sick


Bought 6, all were super small and had some kind of internal parasites/sickness . They held on for a bit but eventually All died off one by one of course right after day 14 guarantee was up. $90 wasted, such an amazing fish, I won't ever buy them when they're that small again.