Thank you I appreciate it. Nov 2, 2003 #4. as Tank Mates. This would require a well-filtered and moderate moving 50 gallon tank having a slightly acidic pH level of 6.0-6.5, water hardness ranging from 4-6 dGH and a temperature of 23.3-28.9˚C, so getting a heater is something you should definitely consider. Peacock cichlids are African cichlids (your severums are S. American) so should not really be mixed, besides which your tank is way too small for the severums let alone a peacock cichlid which could get 6" or possibly more. Due to their popularity and successful breeding, the Gold Severum is always available via local retailers and online vendors. Despite the fact that they are fond of hiding from time to time, African Cichlids are very active. Jun 15, 2006 6,635 26 105 31 no where. I have a GS, he is about 5-6 inches. One pair in a 40 (3 foot) with some grow out Geophagus, and another pair in a 60G Hex with some Yellow Labs and a couple of spare fish... and neither pair ever damaged a single fin. The Severum is a trusting fish, and will often accept food directly from its owner's hand. My girlfriend has a 55 gallon tank with a gold severum, an eclipse catfish, a clowm pleco and a farlowella. However, a 100-gallon tank is required for a breeding pair or community tank. I know they get pretty big, similar size fish make the best tank mates, a minimum of 40 gallons for one 55+ for a pair. 1 Texas. In a 75 gallon tank (4ft) a few tankmates are acceptable. A good tank setup is South American themed tank hardscaped tank with a sand substrate. 5 years ago. The tank water can either be fresh or brackish and the… photo credits to Kodie Gobener What I want to do is get a 75 or 90 gallon tank to house the festivum and geos in with some lemon tetras (any breeding pairs will get their own tank to spawn in if they are too aggressive). Rocks in the tank can be places for them to seek refuge in case of any aggression from other tank mates. The larger the tank the better. Red Shoulder Severums require an aquarium of 55 gallons for a pair and the aquarium should be larger (75-90 gallons) if multiple tank mates are added. I will have one Gold Severum 5-6 inches. I feed my oscars the Hikari gold food. Please see below for details on this aquarium, if you're interested. i forgot to tell u that they are both babies in a 15 gallon tank. I'm sorry I am just terrible at stocking aquaria, in my 29 gallon attempt I had a rainbow shark that murdered a clown pleco. Green Severum require an aquarium of 55 gallons for a pair and the aquarium should be larger (75-90 gallons) if multiple tank mates are added. He came from a tank with a couple of schooling fish, a ghost knife and some pleco and catfish...The tank was larger than mine...These are the fish Im considering BUT dont know how many.. Heck... both pairs spawned. So you would be aiming to go to the next step, a 75 gallon tank. Thanks . My severum has just had to be moved urgently out of my community tank because he ate a frog and possibly 2 neons too.. Any advice on setting up a tank/environment for it would be great! Feeding the Severum is quite easy as they will not reject a meal. What to do!?? Sep 28, 2010 #2 i would consider a bigger tank but that is just me. I was thinking between the tank being only 12" wide and this fish growing to 8" he will not have enough room. A 55 gallon aquarium made from glass will not scratch easily and is cheaper, but they are more susceptible to breaking and will not hold water temperatures as well as an acrylic tank. (Severum) reply #3. I'm looking into getting a bichir for my 55 gallon. Jun 15, 2006 6,635 26 105 31 no where. A single Oscar should be kept in at least a 55-gallon tank. A few of the characteristics of the Blood Parrot will help you determine parrot fish compatibility in your aquarium. well add some danios for dithers and a catfish of some sort! I have been fascinated with severums ever since i had one about 2 years ago. These fish max out at about 8". 1 Frontosa. L. livebearerfreak Dovii. Gold Severums are native to lakes and tributaries of the Amazon Basin in South America. An update on the wood grain 55 Gallon tank that I cleaned up and resealed. All opinions and observations are welcome. Can't remember exactly when we got it. They prefer an aquarium with dense plant vegetation and lots of shelter spots. Space is important . You can attest to this by observing them swimming around almost all day long. She really wants another cichlid, ca or sa, but i'm not sure what she could fit, if anything. The minimum size tank that is universally recommended for one full grown oscar is 55 gallons (4ft). South American Cichlid Summary. Hero Severum. rainbowcharmer AC Members. Nick-thank you so much for telling me that! Silver Dollar with Oscar Fish? • Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons • Water Conditions: 75-82° F, pH 6.0-6.5, dH 2-6 ... are very popular as they are one of the few larger and peaceful cichlids in the hobby and generally do not bother their tank mates. well right now it has a 7 inch oscar for a tankmate that I just convinced her to get rid of. It is intense, solid, and wild enough to stand its ground against an Oscar. Dark Convict Cichlids, for the most part, remain under six inches, however, they make incredible Oscar tank mates. The severum is not the dominant of the two, so if another cichlid would fit i'm sure we would try it. All Severum will do well in an aquarium with soft and acid water, but anything higher than a 7.2 pH should be avoided. Today's video is a bit different - less talking, and more fish! We're taking him to a pet store with a huge oscar tank. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies. i will have to get some pics when it gets a little more situated. Expand signature. Well, by now everyone knows of the $1 per gallon sell at petco. Severum cichlid can grow as large as 7.9 inches so it requires a large aquarium of at ... Black Banded Leporinus can grow up to 12 inches so it requires a larger tank of at least 55 gallons. Might look into the festivum I saw some yesterday at an lfs. The Severum requires a 40 gallon or larger tank that is at least 40 inches long and 20 inches tall. Only one Severums may be squeezed into a 55 gallon tank, but with that you don't have many options open for tank mates, In a 55 gallon tank you could probably have a pleco as a tank mate, but that wouldn't be interesting would it? Oct 2, 2010 #8 id do a male firemouth and male convict, with the sev and call her stocked! A good tank is at least a 55 gallon a... s a juvenile as they are quite active and upgrading to a 75 gallon or a 125 gallon is recommended. Dwarf Cichlids. Sevs can get pretty big and for that reason a lot of people think a 55 is the bare minimum to keep one longterm (and usually alone). The minimum tank size required for them is around 55 gallons. Tank. Although Severum can be housed in a large community aquarium with other relative peaceful species of same size, they do best in a black water biotope setup in a tank of at least 60 gallon capacity with a sand or fine gravel substrate, a few river rocks arranged into caves, several pieces of driftwood or bogwood branches, and some Indian Almond Leaves on the bottom of the tank. In this guide to choosing the best tank mates for your Tiger Barbs, I will introduce you to 15 fish species that make great tank buddies for Tiger Barbs. I have a 55 gallon long aquarium now with one red spot severum, one cobalt blue angel, 6 blue gouramis, and 2 pictus. There is not enough territory for two fish to establish separate claims, and therefore the aggression would be excessive. Thanks for the input. I have always love cichilds. For example, the additional space needed for a canister filter. a lot of people think a 55 is the bare minimum to keep one longterm (and usually alone). I enjoy my severum alot but I find a 55 gallon kind of barren with just 1 fish. I have read that they're less aggressive than Mbuna's. Member. I have a 5ft 130G Severum tank. We currently have purchase options for 1" unsexed fish. • Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons • Water Conditions: 72-84° F, KH 4-10, pH 5.5-7.0 ... with a pair of Severum needing an aquarium closer to 75 gallons, or if multiple tank mates are added. (Oscars, Geophagines, Discus, Apistogramma, Green Terrors, Angels, Severums, Pikes, etc.). Severum cichlid tank mates? Hello, I'm planning on getting a 55 gallon tank soon. Even though I can't put them in my 75gal right now because of the mini-cycle, it settles my nerves for when I am able to move them. I keep hearing stories about intolerant Severum, but I've never met one. He's with a 9 inch. Big personalities in small packages. I was wondering if I could put a Severum in the tank, and if applicable what else could go into it. For a beginner, I recommend at least a 55-gallon tank for any attempts at a community of SA cichlids. The minimum size tank that is universally recommended for one full grown oscar is 55 gallons (4ft). Red Spotted Severums are native to lakes and tributaries of the Amazon Basin in South America. A true community tank for South American cichlids will likely be 80+ gallons. Know breeding, food, behavior, life, size and tank mates for this aggresive Oscar fish. It's been a while, but I'm back! Oscars too if you have a big enought ank for these fish. We would suggest that you contemplate a fish tank of at least 55-gallons, if not more. H. efasciatus gets to about 12 inches (31 cm) and needs at least a 55 gallon aquarium or larger. In this guide to choosing the best tank mates for your Tiger Barbs, I will introduce you to 15 fish species that make great tank buddies for Tiger Barbs. 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