Large yellow cichlid?

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Hello, had this yellow Cichlid for about 3 years now. Getting on about 7 inches... Anybody know what he is? I was thinking a convict. Has an interesting red pattern around eyes.

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What size tank is he in? Looks like a nice severum. But topping out at 7" is a little small for them, they usually get closer to 10".
 
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Only a 70 litre currently - need to upgrade or sell him to someone with a larger tank. Thanks for the info!
 

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It is a Gold Severum, a color form of Heros efasciatus, the Common Severum. Seven inches is not bad, relatively few ever reach the maximum size of 10 inches. If he's already more than 3 years old, he is not likely to grow a lot more, maybe another inch or so over several years. Growth slows at sexual maturity, and while most fish continue to grow throughout their lives, other factors can limit how much it grows.

A 70 litre tank is far too small for this species.
 

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Hasn't been Cichlasoma since 1983. That was the year Kullander turned the Cichlid world on it's head in a half-finished paper.
 
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