Photo Caption:Green Severum
Really silly fish, they hide up and ponce around all the time. They do headstands and like to bite hairs of your arms when you clean em out.
He lives with guppies, platies, swordtails, "Roger" (ram), neons, etc.
Bearing in mind some of his tankmates are smaller than his eye, he has never eaten any of them (except by accident if they happen to be attached to a bloodworm).
However one issue, he absolutely HATES keyhole cichlids and will shred them if given half the chance.
Even holding a photo of one up against the tank sets him off. Got no idea why.
These fish really are very, very silly.
Description: Primary tank:
2xFluval FX5 filters
1x2500lph power head for home made under gravel jetting system
3x80w 4' light tubes (whoops, different K values, that's why the left side is whiter than the right, better fix that)
3x300w caged heaters
2xEheim 400litre filters
2xPlant gro tubes
2x300w fluval tronic heaters
Advice: Start gradually.
Dont over crowd
Dont over feed
Big tanks are easier to manage.
Dont skimp on decor as it reduces aggression between species and reduces stress on scaredy fish coz they can hide up.
Many plants are very sensitive to water chemistry, persevere to find the right type.
And buy decent filters and heating systems
Fish Kept: Various south american cichlids (dempsey, texas, brasiliensis, a few firemouths, cons)
Mbuna & Hemichromis variants
Bala sharks, black sharks, clown loach, other botia, ancistrus, pictus, synodontis, a dozen corys, danios and even a shoal of platies :)
A mad mixture of fish, but there's plenty of room and tank is stable and peaceful except at feed time.
Other (6ft) tank has guppies, platies, swordtails, corys, rams and a big ol' severum who's just celebrated his 8th birthday
Corals/Plants: Cryptocorynes, swords, anubias, vallus, canadian pondweed, water lettuce, dwarf water lillies.
For the bigger hericthys, fake plants are better although they don't like to eat java moss.