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    I have a 65 gallon tank that is well established and has been housing a severum (about 4-5" big), neon rainbows, and a red tailed black shark. In the past 2 months I have lost both the shark and two rainbows unexpectedly. The rainbows both died the day after a water change, not sure if something went wrong during the change, but I have always maintained my tank temperature and use Prime. With these unexpected deaths, I have also noticed one or two of the remaining rainbows looking as if their tails have been nipped at. I have never seen my severum display aggressive behavior, but with no sign of any problems, I am starting to think he may be responsible for them. Has anyone had a severum suddenly become aggressive and kill multiple fish?

    Next question has to do with future stocking. I'm down to four rainbows and my severum. I'm unsure about upping the school of rainbows, as I've had them for awhile and they can be tough to find in my area. I used to have a krib and loved his colors. I know they can be territorial at times. Would a krib with my severum be OK or cause problems? Or maybe I try a school of something different? I'd appreciate any feedback.

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    Would a krib with my severum be OK or cause problems? Or maybe I try a school of something different? I'd appreciate any feedback.
    I am assuming you mean Pelvicachromis pulcher [There are lots of types of kribs].

    Unless you had some dithers I don't think you would see much of a solo krib as your [potentially aggressive] sev gets bigger.
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