The gold severum is a beautiful fish in the aquarium to buy
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The gold severum, also known as Cichlasoma severum is a very colorful representative of the family Cichlidae. Unusually interesting body shape has a similarity with the discus and attracts the attention not only experienced, but beginners and hobbyists. For its similarity with the discus got its popular name of “false debates”.
Has a peculiar behavior, the most interesting of them during the spawn, you can observe them for hours and is so spectacular that you will not notice how the time passed.
Only for the novice aquarist, this fish can become a great opportunity in training in the content of the fish in the aquarium.
Their natural habitats are freshwater reservoirs of the Amazon basin.
The body of the Golden Severum elongate and slightly flattened laterally. Anal and back fin is quite long and reaches to the base of the caudal fin.
Body color of these fish depends on the presence of dominant or recessive gene.If there is no fish parents dominant gene, this fish can be albino. Mouth terminal with thick lips.
In the aquarium during pravilnosti they can reach in size up to 12, rarely up to 15 centimeters in length. Life expectancy of representatives of this type with proper maintenance and care, the aquarium is about 15 years.
This is territorial fish, so before you settle into the aquarium make sure there’s space for her personal site.
The differences between male and female is quite obvious. The male of this species has larger dimensions than the female, so he’s always a brighter body colour. Also they can be distinguished by such characteristics as: the males of this species the dorsal and anal fin are large and elongated in the so-called “plaits”.
The content of Severum gold you will not have any particularly strong difficulties. To keep these fish it is best flock of 8 individuals. Since this is a fairly large fish then you should consider that the minimum volume of water in the aquarium should not be less than 130 litres. It also should consider the height of the aquarium, because with proper high aquarium, this fish can take the form as close to the discus.
Should take into account such parameters of water in the tank as:
The water temperature should be between 22 and 24 °C
The pH within the range of 6.5 to 7.5
Water hardness dH can vary from 10 to 20°
In the aquarium is to install a good aeration system to saturate the water with oxygen.
Because these fish love the old water, then a water change should do no more than 1-2 times a month 30% of its volume.
In food the gold Severum is not particularly whimsical fish, even omnivores. From live feeds prefer Tubifex, bloodworms, crustaceans, small sizes, small or chopped earthworms. Don’t forget to feed them plant food, otherwise they can eat the vegetation in the aquarium. As a plant food suitable pre-scalded chopped dandelion leaves, lettuce or cabbage.