Discussion regarding only South American Cichlid species. (Oscars, Geophagines, Discus, Apistogramma, Green Terrors, Angels, Severums, Pikes, etc.)
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:32 am
My Oscars will get their new home next week so my 75 will be empty. I am drawn to the beautiful fish of South or Central America. I would love to have a pair of large fish (75 gallon, appropriate) that can be semi-aggressive but won't kill each other when they mate. I plan to get 5 or 6 juvies and let them pair off.
There are so many lovely cichlids but every time I find one I like, they are too big for a 75. I have 38 years in the hobby and I have Oscars, have Angels, have had Discus, have had Africans, so they are out. I am drawn towards Severums so that is a look I like.
Any ideas? Thanks.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 am
Since you’re drawn to severums a 75 would be good for a pair. I use to have two in a 75 with a large school of tetras and corys. It made a really good looking and active tank
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:12 am
Severums would be fine. And if you liked the Angels, a Severum/Angel mix is fairly common and works well. I didn't want to add it to my signature yet in case it doesn't work out, but I just added 3 Platinum Angels to the 60g in my signature. Going very smoothly so far.
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Since I have very hard water that I have to use RO/DI water mix to keep pH low for my blue angels, I have decided to go for an Mbuna tank with my other 75. But I have a planted tank with angels, are you saying I could put some Severums in that tank?
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:43 am
I wouldn’t recommend severums in a planted tank. I’ve tried many different plants with them and they have eaten all of them
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:45 am
I have 2 severums in a 75G planted. They did eat one plant but have left my Java Fern and Annubias alone.
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Thanks. I am going to concentrate on the mbuna tank for now but I appreciate the info from you both.
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