Large yellow cichlid?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Lee Sutton, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. L

    Lee Sutton New Member Member

    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.

    Thank you!
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  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    golden fish cichlasoma severum​

    I hope you enjoy the forum.


  3. OP

    Lee Sutton New Member Member

    Wow, many thanks!

  4. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Glad to help!

    Ken :)
  5. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    Very nice severum!

    Sent from my iPhone with my fingers.
  6. OP

    Lee Sutton New Member Member

    Thank you!
    I'm hoping he doesn't grow any more!
  7. Granamyr

    Granamyr Valued Member Member

    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".
  8. OP

    Lee Sutton New Member Member

    Only a 70 litre currently - need to upgrade or sell him to someone with a larger tank. Thanks for the info!
  9. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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.
  10. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    It's the 21st century now Ken. ;)
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    So Heros efasciatus..... no longer Cichlasoma, lol.
    And yeah, the tank is way too small for it.
    Welcome to fishlore!
  12. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    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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