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    Default Severum? Too large for 55 gallon?


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    The more I read about severums, the more interested I become with this fish. I would like one tank that has a show fish but read Severums get 8 inches.

    Do you think a 55 gallon is too small for one? I was thinking between the tank being only 12" wide and this fish growing to 8" he will not have enough room.

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    Personally, I think a severum would be fine in the 55. There's plenty of room to swim back and forth, and plenty of room to turn around. I say go for it. I know you've been looking at them for a while, and I have no doubt that you'll be able to care for it very well.
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    Thanks Glasstapper. I sure will miss you when you're gone! You won't want to even talk about fish since you'll be missing yours, I'm afraid.

    I will have to think of some little guys I can put with a severum as the tank will sure look bare until he decides to grow some. I may put my Silver Dollars with him since they don't get along with plants, either. Their growth seems to have stopped at about 4 inches which is a far cry from the 8 inches I read about on the web. They are a year old and should have reached maturity by now, wouldn't you think?

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    Oh, I'll ALWAYS want to talk about fish! They are my passion!

    A year old and only 4 inches? Maybe it's possible that they are done growing. I know with some fish they slow down their growth at about a year and gain an inch or two per year after that. Not sure if silver dollars are like that, though. I hope yours get to that impressive 8 inches, though.

    I've heard that severums are the more "peaceful" cichlids, so I would imagine most quick schooling fish would be compatible. I know I just love the tiger barbs, so I'll always reccommend them for cichlid dithers. They're not at all shy and have a lot of personality.

    Have you thought about another cichlid? The festivums seem to often be with severums because of the similar aggression. They usually get to be about 4 to 6 inches full grown, but I hear they can also be a little shy. There's always the option of getting a severum of the opposite gender to see how they color up for each other and show off for each other.
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    oh, and the blue acara is a peaceful cichlid reacing about 6 inches. Those are so pretty.
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    I was also thinking of those until I read this on-line:

    From: Joyce
    Date: 07/17/2001
    Festivum are large 8" Cichlids and can be territorial . Contrary to popular belief they do not always get along with angels. They will eat any pond snails in your tank. I suggest keeping in at least a 40 gallon as they can be a bit rowdy like Oscars and tend to knock heaters and equipment around if kept in too small of a tank. They really interact with their owners and have lots of personality.

    Just above that post it was written they grow to 4-5 inches as you stated.
    I somehow think this was a fluke tho as everywhere they are stated at much smaller.

    That's for the suggestion. This sounds like a winner to me. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasstapper
    oh, and the blue acara is a peaceful cichlid reacing about 6 inches. Those are so pretty.
    I saw those too! They are very pretty indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbs
    I was also thinking of those until I read this on-line:

    From: Joyce
    Date: 07/17/2001
    http://badmanstropicalfish.com/clear25.gifFestivum are large 8" Cichlids and can be territorial . Contrary to popular belief they do not always get along with angels. They will eat any pond snails in your tank. I suggest keeping in at least a 40 gallon as they can be a bit rowdy like Oscars and tend to knock heaters and equipment around if kept in too small of a tank. They really interact with their owners and have lots of personality.

    Just above that post it was written they grow to 4-5 inches as you stated.
    I somehow think this was a fluke tho as everywhere they are stated at much smaller.

    That's for the suggestion. This sounds like a winner to me. :)
    Perhaps joyce was thinking of the festae? That's what it sounds like she's describing to me. I've never heard of a festivum behaving anything remotely like an oscar before, but those festaes are something else.
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    I have had festivum and they are great, so long as you don't have two males. I had them in with fairly aggressive cichlids and they held their own. Mine only got 5-6 inches and they were in a 55g. I had them for a few years, so I don't think they get much better then that.
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    Thanks ! I don't feel like going thru all the dominance and mating deal anyway so would most likely try to get same sex myself.

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