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gojoeighty 08-18-2007 08:56 AM

New Member Needs Advice
Hello All,

Great forum here, thanks for letting me be a part of it!

Heres my question:

I have a 4" Green Severum in a 55g tank along with a 2" Pleco. The tank has driftwood cover inside. with 2 Penguin 400's.

She is EXTREMELY shy. I would like to add some dither fish, but scanning the web I get mixed ideas of what to add.

I know I don't want fin nippers and a small group of 6-10 would be nice. However, I don't want them to become a menu item, as my Severum gets larger.

Any suggetions would be great!!!

God Bless,

Lupin 08-18-2007 10:09 AM

Welcome to

Your severum will be fine with some giant danios, scissortail rasboras, Buenos Aires tetras, Congo tetras, glass bloodfins and penguin tetras. These are a few I can remember.

What pleco do you have?

gojoeighty 08-18-2007 11:42 AM

Thank you for the response.

I'm not sure, at the local Aquarium shop it was just listed as a Pleco.

But it's black about 2-3" long with orange stripe, blocked type pattern. Ideas?


willow 08-18-2007 12:44 PM

just would like to say welcome aboard. :)

bf2king 08-18-2007 12:58 PM

well it not a sailfin or a common any pics?

gojoeighty 08-18-2007 05:21 PM

I'll get a picture as soon as the camera batteries recharge. :D

To be a little more descriptive, he's actually like a light brown or light orange with black spots.


Amphitrite 08-18-2007 05:31 PM

Without a picture of the pleco, it's hard to say - but welcome to the forum!!

Oh - and as a severum keeper myself, I'd love to see some pics of yours if you can :)

gojoeighty 08-19-2007 01:18 PM

Here's the best pics I could get using my poor aquarium photo skills. :D

"Angel" the Severum:

And "Hoover" the mystery Pleco:

Hope that helps ID the little guy.


Thanks, Gojo

bf2king 08-19-2007 04:32 PM

that pic and ur description seem to contridict one another. can u get a better one? oh and i forgot welcome to the forum.

gojoeighty 08-19-2007 05:31 PM

Sorry, thats best I could get with him..throw out my description. :D

Even, if I never figure what type he is, he's still on the job.


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