Other Green Severum Names:
Green Severum, Hero Cichlid, Banded Cichlid
Green Severum Scientific Name:
Green Severum Temperament:
Species Type: South American Cichlids
Green Severum Adult Size: 8 inches (cm)
Green Severum Life Expectancy: 10 years
Green Severum Habitat: South America
Green Severum Minimum Tank Size:
Peacful for a cichlid but may eat small fish.
Green Severum Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - Does well with flake foods, blood worms, brine shrimp and cichlid sticks
Green Severum Description:
Severum Cichlids are South American Cichlids from the northern Amazon region of Brazil. They are known by the scientific name Heros severus and also by the name Cichlasoma severum. Their common names include the Banded Cichlid, Hero Cichlid and the Severum. They have a body shape similar to a discus. There are two main color variations, with the Gold Severum having been developed from the Green Severum. The Gold Severum has been been bred to a pale yellow iridescent color without the original distinctive dark bands. The Green Severum has a greenish body with several horizontal bands on its body.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
New World Cichlids such as the Firemouth, Green Terror, Salvini, Texas, Blood Parrots and Plecos.
Green Severum Breeding & Spawning:
Severums are more difficult to breed than most New World Cichlids, because they do not form pairs as readily and the males are difficult to distinguish from the females. Like most cichlids they spawn on clean horizontal surfaces and are very good parents.
Determining Green Severum Sex:
Difficult to determine via appearance
Green Severum Diseases:
HITH - Hole in the head disease
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