02-21-2012, 02:25 AM
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If a pair should form, then you'll maybe have a tank full of babies and bioload would increase significantly with the several SMALL feeding's per day that juvenile fish need to achieve good growth rate, which could/should be around one inch per month.(wiil need to be two inches in my view before you could sell them?)
Keep in mind that adult fish will be very protective of fry and Severums could make life tough on tankmates with fry present.
I understand that a couple fish such as Severums in 75 gal tank doesn't seem too much at three inches,but with good care they will grow fast and quite large in my expierience.
Clean up crew for this tank will only increase the waste level making large water changes mandatory for the severum's create a fair amount of waste by themseves and as mentioned,,,if Adult's spawn ,,life would be tough on other fishes seen as threat to fry.
Plant's other than Anubia, attached to wood or rock,or large sword plant's, may not fair too well with the Severums who will snack on them or uproot them as they grow larger.
Were it me,and it ain't,,, and I was not interested in producing a breeding pair,, I might consider one Severum,one Blue Acara,one Firemouth,one Convict for 75 gallon tank and maybe one Bristlenose or other fairly small pleco.
Just my two cent's.