Behaviour Peaceful, territorial, pair forming
Typical size 15cm
Max size 20cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live, pellet foods
pH Range 5-7.5
The Severum is one of the more peaceful larger cichlids and can be kept with most other peaceful, moderately sized fish. When young and first introduced to the aquarium the Severum can seem a little timid and nervous but given time its confidence will grow and they will learn to 'know' their owners. The Severum is occasionally territorial but only aggressive when defending a breeding site or young fry. Although the Severum will adapt well to hard water, over a longer period it will do much better in soft-medium water. Provide hiding spots amongst rocks, wood, and hardy plants. A gold variety is also available.
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