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Rotkeil Severum (Heros sp.)

Care level: Easy
Max Size: 20cm
Temp: 23-29°C
PH: 6.0 - 7.5
Approximate purchase size: 4cm
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Community with caution

The Rotkeil Severum is a lovely cichlid for larger community aquariums. They are a fairly peaceful fish that grows to a pretty substantial size and tend to be very beginner friendly. The aquarium does need to be large as these fish can grow up to 20cm long and produce a lot of waste. Water should be neutral or soft and acidic. The addition of bog wood and rocks will be welcomed as it helps the severums determine territories within the aquarium. Plants are not recommended as they are known for enjoying a bit of roughage in their diet and will most likely shred plants.

The severums are for the most part quite peaceful and can be kept with community fish, but small species like smaller tetra and rasboras should be avoided as they may get eaten. Ideal tank mates can include Congo Tetras, Denison Barbs, other larger peaceful and semi agressive Cichlids, snakeheads, various catfish like corydoras and bristlenose and Rainbowfish.

Food can be offered in the form of cichlid pellets as well as fresh or frozen fish foods.

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