Severum - Heros severus
Scientific name: Heros severus
Common name: Severum
Usual size in fish tanks: 25 - 30 cm (9.84 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 29 °C (75.2 - 84.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
The omnivorous Severum should have a diet consisting of plenty of veggies. They will certainly enjoy a snack of live or frozen food but should only receive them sparingly.
Male and female Severums of the same color variety will usually have the same colorations. The difference will be in the clarity of the color and the patterns on the face. The male will have both the brighter coloring and the pattern on his face while the female will be paler in comparison and lack the facial patterns.
This delayed mouthbrooder will lay up to 1000 eggs on a flat, clean rock and wait for them to hatch. Once the fry emerge from their eggs the female takes her brood into her mouth and keeps them safe from harm.
The Severum Cichlid is able to live for more than 10 years.
Heros severus is native to the Amazon River in South America where the waters are calm and deep.
There are many different color variations of the Severum. Each one has roughly the same temperament. These fish are pretty peaceful for their size.
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