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severum stocking help
Old 06-08-2009, 07:56 AM   #11
 
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I do not keep severums but almost selected them when I was in the planning stages on my tank. Based on what I read and the advice I was given I wouldn't have hesitated putting the two together.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:20 AM   #12
 
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ok here is what i am leaning towards now:
1 severum
12 cories 4x3 varities
12 columbian tets
8 torquise rainbow
2 pibull plecos

any comments?
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:58 AM   #13
 
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ok here is what i am leaning towards now:
1 severum
12 cories 4x3 varities
12 columbian tets
8 torquise rainbow
2 pibull plecos

any comments?
Which cories do you plan to get?
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:39 AM   #14
 
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Which cories do you plan to get?
depends on whats available at the time.
i like emerald greens, maybe some leopard, sterbas, pandas.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:50 AM   #15
 
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would i be able to house a breeding pair of rokteils in a 75g long term? im thinking 1 severum would get boring
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Old 06-14-2009, 02:25 PM   #16
 
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ok how about:
1 severum
1 blue acara
1 firemouth
8 rainbow fish
10 cories.
comments?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:08 PM   #17
 
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Breeding cichlids, even the more docile species, get much more aggressive when guarding eggs and raising fry so I wouldn't attempt a breeding pair of any sort of cichlid in what you hope will be a peaceful community tank.

The last stocking list you suggested might work and it might not. All three cichlid species you posted are on the more peaceful side so could coexist without problems. However, cichlids are smart fish with a lot of personality so there's always the chance you'll get a "bad egg" or simply have two fish that don't get along with one another. With this in mind, if you're set on mixing species of cichlids like that, I would recommend getting them very young and keeping them well-fed. Regardless of how you raise them you still may get problems, so be on the lookout for any torn fins or other signs of fighting and be prepared to rehome problematic fish.

With only ten corydoras, if you're set on multiple species I'd get two groups of five.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:50 PM   #18
 
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I have successfully kept severums with community fish but just be careful to watch out for any signs of aggression. Oh... and my sevs ripped my silk plants apart
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #19
 
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I have successfully kept severums with community fish but just be careful to watch out for any signs of aggression. Oh... and my sevs ripped my silk plants apart
I remembered that vividly.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:06 PM   #20
 
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With this in mind, if you're set on mixing species of cichlids like that, I would recommend getting them very young and keeping them well-fed. Regardless of how you raise them you still may get problems, so be on the lookout for any torn fins or other signs of fighting and be prepared to rehome problematic fish.

With only ten corydoras, if you're set on multiple species I'd get two groups of five.

yes i understand that like people some fish are nice and some arent.
i was planning on 2 groups of five cories, you read my mind.
i am not really worried about the silk plants. i would rather have them be destroyed instead of real plants. silk ones i can always glue back together.

thanks for the advice.
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