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  1. #11

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    Forgot to say, I don't keep anything but an old woman of a platy and an L-148 pleco in the tank with him. He is still a work in progress, planning on getting the tank filled up with some java fern and anubias, then adding 2-3 more plecos, then I'll be getting some rams or something similar, maybe a mate for my male. I just love my severum, he is such a character! I think yours will really grow on you.
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    I already have fallen in love with my wee guy, even though he's a little shy.

    My tank is 48 x 16, picture of it below. Glad that opens up my options a little! :) How do you think could stock it, given the extra footprint? It's also very well filtered. I have an internal filter and an Eheim Canister.

    Last edited by Amelia; 11-06-2012 at 06:13 AM.

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    Well at least they are responding to your thread now (guess they know better afterall, by moving it here). Some good advice too.
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    Doing a little research; Blue Acara that you mentioned and Rainbow Cichlids seem to be the most mentioned as potential tankmates.
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    48x16 really opens up doors. I think I would suggest either the breeding pair, or the severum along with a blue acara or rain cichlid as mentioned above. Then you could get your school of rosies or similar. Maybe some other sevs?
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    I would suggest only one severum in a 65 gallon. If you get a mated pair, the male would get very territorial making it a little difficult to keep other cichlids (and most other fish) in the tank with them.

    I had kept a blue acara with my rotkiel (spelling?) severum, but the two of them got very territorial and I rehomed the blue acara before one of them got hurt. Some times with cichlids it just will not work out the way you want it. My severum seams to do best when there is a lot of fast dither fish in the tank. I have 19 congo tetras in the tank with him right now so there is a lot of activity in the tank making him feel more comfortable and then he won’t hid as much. Before I started adding congos to the tank, he would spend almost all of his time hiding coming out when I fed the tank.

    Perhaps you could start with some larger and faster dither fish that you like that are available in your area. Then after the dither fish, try another cichlid. The dither fish should help to distract the cichlids and reduce the chances of aggression between the cichlids. That has really helped to keep the peace in my tank with the severum and firemouths
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    I'd like to add that when I said maybe more sevs, I meant more sevs along with YOUR sev, not the other cichlids. Cliff, thank you for sharing you personal experience that was quickly becoming necessary:)
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    I like your option number 2, with the severum as the centerpiece. If you are willing to house other fish outside of SA/CA, I would put a school boesemani rainbow fish.

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    I would also stick to one Severum. Not sure how long your tank will be planted once he's an adult, tho. They do like to dig things up a bit. You could have one angel if you wanted. Larger tetra's, like Columbians.

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    + 1 to LH I think people forget about Cichlids "charming" behavior of "rearranging" the tank to suit themselfs.
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