Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by steve_58, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    Picked up two severums couple weeks ago. Largest and first is roughly 2 1/2" and was told buy lfs it was an orange shoulder but i think its a green. Any opinions or thoughts as to type or sex.

    Second is around 1 1/2" and got at a different lfs and lady had no idea.i'm thinking maybe turquoise. Both have really got more color since i bought them. The smaller one most times always has a blue look over the whole body even the fins.never shows a yellow or other color anywhere

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  2. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I think they're much too small to sex them.

  3. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Gorgeous sevs! I would also guess green or turquoise as their color.

    Heros sp. rotkeil would've shown the red by that size.

  4. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    Thanks. They look much nicer than the pics allow. I'm going to get a gold and positive red shoulder yet for my tank and that should do it.

  5. bankruptjojoFishlore VIPMember

    they look great i just got a green severum, great personality. hes in qt now, came home with ich :(
  6. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    Yeh i really love severums. They usually don't bother other tankmates unless prevoked and can be kept with much smaller tankmates. I had a gold severum awhile back that grew to 8" i kept with a 10" chocolate and they were best buds. Lol. They would both let me gently rub they're side and would lay over like it relaxed them enough to put them to sleep. LOL
  7. bankruptjojoFishlore VIPMember

    that sounds very cute lol. im adding mine with 5 blood parrots in a 125g so well see how they get along together.
  8. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    I just looked at the sev in the link u posted and mine looks good bit different. My 2 and a half incher has a good bit more yellow on fins and top edge of fin on his back is lined with blue. Mine has alot more blue on his head. The smaller one and a half incher is different. He has a whole lot more blue on head and his body looks blue with no hint of green or yellow. His fins and tail look blue and no sign of yellow on them either. I know from my experience tho with both fresh and saltwater that fish are capable of changing looks completely as they mature. Lol
  9. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    Just wanted to say they are adorable!

    I've got one in my 125g as well. Great fish!
  10. bankruptjojoFishlore VIPMember

    Well if u guys don't mind I'll share a pic of mine.... any guess on the sex? Mine is in 10g QT with a red tailed shark. They both have ich and this 10g has bad lighting FYI.

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  11. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    I sure don't mind. Lol. Can't say on sex but great looking sev.
  12. Adambull1990New MemberMember


    Here is my Severum ... Would like some help on sex if anybody could help??

    I think that he is just amazing :)
  13. steve_58Valued MemberMember

    Very nice. How big is she? Look for squiggly lines or markings between eyes. Usually males have them and females don't. Hard to tell from pic.
  14. Adambull1990New MemberMember

    Sorry bout long reply, been very busy with work..... He is about 6 inches tip to tip. Just need a female now to keep him company

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