More Severum Pictures
Aqualand looks at Heros severus
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Have a look at some more severums.
Introduction: For some reason, several of our customers decided to trade in their mature or nearly mature severums mid-September, 2005. We thought you might enjoy seeing some of the variety within the species. As you may have noticed, South American cichlids change their appearance when in different surroundings LA
Colors: Golds and greens are the same species and readily breed together. This submissive severum found itself in a fairly crowded 55 with several severums and five foot-long catfishes. Needless to say we moved the severums to their own 55 (where they were still crowded).
Eyeballs: Note the really red eyeball on this probable male. I’d need to see some red/orange striping across his face to be a little surer of his sex. No particular flaws or exceptional colors on this guy. He’s probably just a little over a year old.
Being the beta male in a cichlid tank is not the best job in the
tank. This guy got his clock cleaned in less than 24 hours by Mr.
Alpha. Before they were all put together, he was alpha. We
took the new Mr. Alpha out and gave this guy a promotion.
Females: Non-red eyes, lack of face striping, and non-flashy coloration usually denote a female. Fin extensions are not a deciding clue to sexing severums.
The Alpha Male: This big guy came in first (with the two small greens). He’s in a 10 by himself. I put him in the 55 with the catfish. They were sulky until he came to visit.
Last Words: Just as with angels and oscars, we now see lots of variations in the severum clan. We have no adult Rott Keils to show you today, but they’re out there -- still a little pricey. LA
Epilog: Well, a pair of them decided to spawn while I went to lunch. So, no pics of the process, just the results. And, of course the male above bit me several times as I wiped the algae off his front glass.
Conditioning Food: We fed this batch of severums Aqualand cichlid pellets plus an occasional California blackworm snack. Even big fish like live worms. LA
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