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TowBoater
07-11-2007, 08:26 PM
Whats some experience ya'll have with them? I got a small one today, roughly 2" in length. The people at the pet shop said they are one of the more timid chiclids, only being semi-aggressive for there size but they said they have seen some, not many but some that were actually half way aggressive. Mine was stuck in a 20 gallon when I got him so he a lot happier now. He is neat but I would like to know a few things about them. I also heard it is better to feed brine shrimp because blood worms and cause bloating in them and kill them.

Lady Hobbs
07-11-2007, 10:19 PM
http://www.elmersaquarium.com/10cichlid_severum.htm

Here's a bit about them and what they can be housed with.

TowBoater
07-11-2007, 10:32 PM
Ok, it don't say anything about Angel fish but I am sure they can be housed with them right? I got about quarter sized ones and they get along just fine now.

Lady Hobbs
07-11-2007, 11:48 PM
Severums are said to be able to live in community tanks quite often. But they are cichlids so can always be unpredictable as to how friendly yours might be. I don't know about angels, tho. You can always try them and see and be prepared to move them out.

TowBoater
07-12-2007, 12:21 AM
Lol, they get along right now, as a matter of fact, they stay together, all three of them.

Drumachine09
07-12-2007, 12:24 AM
I had a pair of severums. When i noticed them exibiting breeding behavior i got all excited. The next day, i found the female dead at the bottom of the tank with her bottom jaw ripped off. I would like to see if i can get another female, but its soooo hard to sex them when they are young. This hikari cichlid gold that i feed them really helps to bring out their colors early.


I have mine with tiger barbs, corys, and a rubber lipped pleco, and i have had no problems with them.

TowBoater
07-12-2007, 12:25 AM
I am gonna get some of that cichlid gold tomorrow.

Drumachine09
07-12-2007, 12:43 AM
I am gonna get some of that cichlid gold tomorrow.



I would get New Life Spectrum if you can find it. I got Hikari Cichlid gold for lack of anything better to feed them. It is a really good food though.

TowBoater
07-12-2007, 01:16 AM
That is what I was planing on getting him. He is so cool and by far my favorite fish right now in my tank.:4:

TowBoater
07-12-2007, 07:19 PM
Here is a snap shot of him.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0210.jpg

Drumachine09
07-12-2007, 07:23 PM
Your severums stripes show better than mines, but mine has the squiggles on the face, and i cant see any on yours. I think yours is a female. How big is it?

TowBoater
07-12-2007, 08:30 PM
2 1/2-3" long.

Drumachine09
07-12-2007, 11:09 PM
2 1/2-3" long.


Might be too early to sex yet. Mine is almost 5 inches long, and i can just now tell hes a guy.

TowBoater
07-13-2007, 12:09 AM
Ok, man it is a pretty one, well compared to the other ones at the pet shop, he/she looked the best. They all looked good but this one had a better color to me.

Drumachine09
07-13-2007, 12:57 AM
Ok, man it is a pretty one, well compared to the other ones at the pet shop, he/she looked the best. They all looked good but this one had a better color to me.


they sure are my favorite cichlid.

TowBoater
07-13-2007, 02:45 AM
Mine so far but it is the first I have ever owned as well.