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post #1 of 10 Old 07-18-2012, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Green Severum tank mate

I have a green severum in a 55 and i was looking for a new tank mate but wasnt sure what the best choice was. I was thinking of either a firemouth, or a pearly compressiceps. Any advice or suggestions?
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-18-2012, 12:01 PM
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I think a firemouth is a good choice.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-18-2012, 03:28 PM
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firemouth or tetras work well with them.

I would stay away from the calvus though as it is requires different water parameters than the severum. Calvus need very hard water and a pH of 8.6+ which stresses the severums out, severums ideally should be kept in neutral to slightly acidic pH (6-7).

They generally will not see tetra as food unless they have not been fed for about a week. Any catfish which has a solid amour back is fine as well. Severums can sometimes play with catfish as toys, while not wanting to eat them, they can cause severe life threatening injuries.

A single small Oscar would work for about 6-8 months but really they need a 75g tank.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Another suggestion if you would like multiple tank partners for the severum is any Rainbow Species...very colorful, good swimmers, and a nice completement to the slow moving (once they get bigger) green severum.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-27-2012, 11:37 PM
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I have a variety of rainbows with my red sev - good suggestion. However, I would not keep any rainbows bigger than dwarf neons in a 55. Mine outgrew my 90 and now reside in the 125, and I would never consider putting them back in the 90. Aside from not providing the length, the 55 does not provide the width needed for such large and active fish.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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Yes, I agree but I was kind of thinking at 55g is small for a Green Severum. They pretty darn big themselves. I would think they would be a little cramped when they grow out.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-28-2012, 03:00 PM
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Yes a 55 is small for a sev. It's a good grow out tank- from there I would look for a tank that is 18 inches wide.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-28-2012, 08:13 PM
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I keep 2 Blood Parrots with my Green Severum. They seem to get along pretty well.
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-14-2012, 09:04 PM
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I say a firemouth. Honduran red point as well. May need to check HRP water peramiters though
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-15-2012, 11:20 AM
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Nice collection of tanks.

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