I have just been offered a pair of "Large Gold Severums", gratis. I am assuming that they are 6 to 9" from that. The only tank I have that will fit them is a 110 extra high that currently houses:
A 12" long Senegal Bichir (Polyterus senagalus)
A 9" long Albino Senegal Bichir
3 Leopard Bushfish (Ctenopoma acutirostre) each between 5 and 6"
1 Albino Ancistrus (3 or 4")
1 Golfball sized Mystery snail (Pushing the outer limits of the lifespan).
and whatever livebearers or killies or shrimp I have thrown in recently for snacking.
This tank is HEAVILY planted. There is NO open substrate, and all rocks and wood are entirely covered by epiphytes. This is the tank in question
Am I cooking up a recipe for disaster adding a pair of big Severums to this cocktail?
If so, what, if anything could I change to prevent it?
I'd really like to get some fish in this tank that I see most of the time. Right now, I only see the bushfish when I feed them, and the big bichir comes out and watches TV (seriously - he watched Star Trek with us), but most of the time, all you see is plants.
Let me know, please.