|NiceTankNina ||07-18-2012 11:57 AM |
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?
|jaysee ||07-18-2012 01:01 PM |
I think a firemouth is a good choice.
|Tazman ||07-18-2012 04:28 PM |
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.
|MrMarc ||07-27-2012 02:28 PM |
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.
|jaysee ||07-28-2012 12:37 AM |
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.
|MrMarc ||07-28-2012 09:28 AM |
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.
|jaysee ||07-28-2012 04:00 PM |
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.
|3ndler3nvy ||07-28-2012 09:13 PM |
I keep 2 Blood Parrots with my Green Severum. They seem to get along pretty well.
|ap4910 ||08-14-2012 10:04 PM |
I say a firemouth. Honduran red point as well. May need to check HRP water peramiters though
|Chr1s ||08-15-2012 12:20 PM |
Nice collection of tanks.
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