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I just picked this Severum up today. I've had Severum before but this is my first Rotkeil. I believe it's a female. She's about 6". Does she look ok? This pic was taken right after she was introduced to my Qt tank. She should color up some more once she gets settled in. I'm excited as it's been a couple years since my last Severum.

 

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Thanks for responding. Your Rotkeil pair are beautiful. I really like your red also.

I thought mine was female because although there's some squiggles below the eye there are none on the top of the "snout". Are there any other indicators that differentiate the sexes?
 

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I took some closer up shots. I do see some faint squiggles on the upper part of the nose. What do you think? Male or female?


 

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Thanks for the confirmation and the links.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't add another sev. The sev and GT you have will pretty much fill your tank. You can maybe do one more smaller cichlid like the firemouth or a school of dither fish such as swordtails.
 

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I have tiger barbs in a 55 with my Green Texas. They are very active and fun to watch. They swim at all levels. They're known to be a bit nippy but if you get a good enough sized group of 8 or so they shouldn't bother the other fish.
 
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