Severum Tropical Fish Learn all about the Severum's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Dec 13, 2016 - Explore Carlotta Brainard's board "Severum", followed by 107 people on Pinterest. The larger the tank the better. They will lock lips and tail slap before actually spawning. If need be, I could probably buy a 100gal filter. The Hero Severum (Heros efasciatus) is known as the common severum - the fish pictured is actually a wild collected Heros notatus. plenty of time to save up for a new one id say you can get 5-6 months out of it. They are moderately priced as juveniles, just make sure you examine them for defects before purchase. Scientific Name: Heros efasciatus Common Name: Gold Severum Max Size: 8" pH: 6.0-7.5 Hardness: Soft Temperature: 70-84° Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive Region of Origin: South America Captive Bred … H. efasciatus gets to about 12 inches (31 cm) and needs at least a 55 gallon aquarium or larger. They are sensitive to medications, so make sure you do your research. The tank water can either be fresh or brackish and the… Once the eggs hatch and they are still in the pre-swimming larval stage, the parents will take them into their mouths. They are from South American rivers such as the Orinoco River basin and drainage in Colombia and Venezuela, as well as the Amazon River basin and the upper Negro River basin. They prefer a lightly-planted tank with a soft bottom and a few rooted plants. Bobby Sydnor I can send to any country, all legal documents paper ready to run. Knowing the signs and catching and treating them early makes a huge difference. Gold Severums are native to lakes and tributaries of the Amazon Basin in South America. Due to their popularity and successful breeding, the Gold Severum is always available via local retailers and online vendors. Once they are free swimming the parents will allow them to hunt for foods like freshly hatched brine shrimp, ground up flake or pellet food, micro worms, and daphnia. All color variants of Severum 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. Up for sale are Unsexed Red Shoulder Severum. It is believed this may be a nutritional deficiency of one or more of: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorus. Severum Cichlids tend to resemble their larger cousins, the Discus cichlids, in body shape and feature a laterally compressed oval shaped frame. The minimum tank size required for these fish is a 50-gallon tank – single fish. Copyright © [Animal-World] 1998-2020. The Gold Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid, is a color variation of Heros severus Severum. Cichlids have spiny rays in the back parts of the anal, dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins to help discourage predators. if i got dithers what would be some good ones? All rights reserved. Golden Severums are moderately difficult to care for, but not as difficult as Discus and many other cichlids. Interact with the Red-Spotted Gold Severum Cichlid, as this species will sometimes accept food directly from your hand. Not only other fish but plants, substrate, and decorations can harbor bacteria. They will tolerate other Severum varities only in a very large tank, well over 100 gallons, but are more tolerant of other species of fish. In addition, they can do well with catfish species such as those from the Loricariid and Callichyid genera. Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), which is also called "hole-in-the-head" disease is common with poor water conditions. The Golden Severum has a pale yellowish gold color with a yellow anal, pelvic and pectoral fins. Gold Severum native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility. Don't let this remark bias you, however. Like their parentage they are open breeders and both parents will care for the young. High quality biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration is recommended (they are cichlids after all) as well as slightly acidic and soft water. The Golden Severum is one of a slew of varieties derived from the common and popular Severum Cichlid. The larger the aquarium, the lesss aggressive they will be. just make sure you have good filtration and no other tankmates The parents will care for them for up to 6 weeks. These fish max out at about 8". For optimal breeding conditions maintain the water at a total hardness of 50 ppm with a pH in the 6's and a temperature between 78.8 - 80.6° F (26 - 27° C). contact The Gold Severum requires a 55 gallon or larger tank that is at least 40″ inches long and 20″ inches tall. lets say i wanted to do this. Fish tank care. It is a gold and orange variation of the wild form Green Severum, also known as the Banded Cichlid. Gold Severums are a golden yellow color, and many exhibit orange striations on the face and cheeks when they mature. It often fails to attain this in the aquarium, with 8-10″ (20-25cm) being a more likely size. The female will lay up to 1,000 oval eggs on roots or stones, depending on her age and size. For this, driftwood, rocks, and caves will do since they mimic natural division in territories. The parents will clean off a flat rock surface or section of driftwood and the female will lay between 200-800 eggs; the male will fertilize them and then the female will tend to the eggs while the male patrols the perimeter. They can be kept as a pair or in a South American Cichlid aquarium with other Cichlids who share similar temperament & water parameters. However, a 100-gallon tank is required for a breeding pair or community tank. It is recommended to read up on the common tank diseases. Gold severum Care and Tank Setup. It is raised on a famous fish farm and is called the Super Red Spotted Severum . How to properly feed Gold Severum and provide a healthy diet. How to successfully breed Gold Severum in the aquarium environment. The Golden Severum or Gold Severum is a captive bred color-morph of the Severum Cichlid and as such are not found living in the wild. 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