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Green Severum [Heros cf. sp. efasciatus]

Green Severum [Heros cf. sp. efasciatus]

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Product Description: Introducing the captivating Red Shouldered Green Severum, a true gem for any freshwater aquarium enthusiast. With its vibrant coloration and engaging behavior, this fish is sure to be a stunning addition to your aquatic haven. The Red Shouldered Green Severum, scientifically known as Heros cf. sp. efasciatus, boasts striking red hues on its shoulders, beautifully contrasting with its green body. This South American cichlid is renowned for its peaceful demeanor and ability to thrive in a community tank setting.

Product Details:

  • Size: Juvenile specimens are usually around 2-3 inches, growing to approximately 8-10 inches in adulthood.
  • Coloration: The distinctive red patches on the shoulders of the fish stand out against its emerald green body, creating a captivating visual appeal.
  • Behavior: Red Shouldered Green Severums are known for their calm nature, making them suitable for community aquariums. They generally get along well with other peaceful fish species.
  • Diet: Their diet consists of high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasionally live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp. Providing a varied diet ensures their vibrant coloration and overall health.
  • Compatibility: While they are generally peaceful, it's recommended to keep them with other non-aggressive fish to avoid territorial disputes.
  • Lifespan: With proper care, Red Shouldered Green Severums can live up to 10 years or more.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 76-82°F (24-28°C)
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water, ideally between 5-15 dGH
  • Filtration: Efficient filtration is essential for maintaining water quality as these fish can be sensitive to poor water conditions.

Substrate: A natural-colored sand or fine gravel substrate is recommended. This mimics their native habitat and allows them to sift through the substrate in search of food.

Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 50 gallons is suitable for a pair of Red Shouldered Green Severums. Larger tanks provide more swimming space and allow for the inclusion of compatible tankmates.

Interesting Fact: The Red Shouldered Green Severum is often referred to as "Hero" due to its scientific genus name "Heros." Despite their calm demeanor, they are dedicated parents and display exceptional parenting skills. During breeding, they clean surfaces, lay eggs, and guard their offspring fervently.

As with all animals fish vary in size, color, markings etc. 

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