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    Sorry I've been away, I"m actually feeding a mix of shrimp pellets, Cichlid & Tropical flake, bloodworm. I do have kribs in there (because I can't get rid of them) so they'v been pretty greedy. My gold severum is getting huge & I've only had him a short while. I've been trying to hand feed my green one to ensure he gets food and he's slowly growing - but very slowly. My tank is only 4x1x1 foot & I've just purchased a 4footx18x18 tank which I'm setting up this weekend - hopefully this will help a lot as well the other one is getting too small. How many severums can you have in a tank together? I'm unsure of what to put in a tank with these guys, though I have gourami's, tetra's (just lost my bala shark, he got caught in a log & drowned overnight).
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    Check the compatiblilty chart on them here.

    http://www.elmersaquarium.com/10cichlid_severum.htm

    I would think one in a 55 gallon and two in a 75 gallon should be OK but I don't have severum (wahhhhhhhhhhhh) so don't take what I say as firm advice. I think all fish should have some sort of veggie matter even if in the form of Spirulina flakes. It's the fiber thing, you know. :)

    Your new tank has the footprint of a 75 gallon altho not as tall so 2 should be fine in there. The kribs are probably, OK, as well as it works as a dither fish for them.

    Large water changes to avoid HITH, as well. I am so happy you are so pleased with your guys and I am stinking, rotten jealous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Check the compatiblilty chart on them here.

    http://www.elmersaquarium.com/10cichlid_severum.htm

    I would think one in a 55 gallon and two in a 75 gallon should be OK but I don't have severum (wahhhhhhhhhhhh) so don't take what I say as firm advice. I think all fish should have some sort of veggie matter even if in the form of Spirulina flakes. It's the fiber thing, you know. :)

    Your new tank has the footprint of a 75 gallon altho not as tall so 2 should be fine in there. The kribs are probably, OK, as well as it works as a dither fish for them.

    Large water changes to avoid HITH, as well. I am so happy you are so pleased with your guys and I am stinking, rotten jealous!
    Thanks Lady Hobbs, altho I'm going to sound stupid, what is a dither fish? They have a larger filter on there tank now and I'm doing more water changes so it's definitely making a difference, fingers x my little green severum starts putting on more weight, I've noticed a slight change but they're such scaredy cats!
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juannie
    Thanks Lady Hobbs, altho I'm going to sound stupid, what is a dither fish? They have a larger filter on there tank now and I'm doing more water changes so it's definitely making a difference, fingers x my little green severum starts putting on more weight, I've noticed a slight change but they're such scaredy cats!

    dither fish are fish that typically are not shy and spend their time out in the open areas of the tank. they in turn, encourage more timid fish to come out into the open. a good example of timid fish would be an upside down catfish or a "little green severum" lol, for instance. an example of a dither would be a a zebra danio or most species of tetra

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    Dither fish are just fish that show shy fish taht its alright to come out. zippy fish like danios are good. If the fish is shy, it will learn from the danios that there are no predators out

    ...exactly what jeff said...lol


    In my severum tank i have

    5 tiger barbs D.D.F. (designated dither fish)
    2 green severums
    4 albino corys
    1 bristle nosed plecos.
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    Any fast moving fish to draw attention. Rasbora's, danio's, tetra's......

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    Aha, now it's all making sense, I just purchased more tetra's on the weekend & the tank is looking much better. My green severum is feeding really well now too so I'm a much happier mum!

    THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S HELP & ADVICE
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

  8. #18

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    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
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    lol, i wish my severum could go with anything! he wont allow any other fish in the tank

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    It's funny how they are, my gold one has gone back to hiding a bit more now, but originally he was out all over he place (perhaps it's a PMS thing) lol.
    Tank 1
    2 shubunkins,1 fantail,1 feeder

    Tank 2

    1 gibby plec, 1 oscar, 1 brasiliensis
    Tank 4
    2 corys,1 gold gourami,1 gold severum, 1 green severum, 3 algae eaters, 1 convict,
    about 15 kribs, 2 widow tetra,4 glowlight tetra, 3 congo tetra

    Tank 4 - Aggro - the jaguar & Psycho - the synspillum

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    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - cocoa_pleco Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - cocoa_pleco Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - cocoa_pleco Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - cocoa_pleco World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - cocoa_pleco 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - cocoa_pleco Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - cocoa_pleco Childhood Cancer - cocoa_pleco Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - cocoa_pleco 

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    Mine has gotten better. Before, he would always be out, but when id come he'd hide, but now he stays out all the time

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