The Severums meet....

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by Jaysee, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I did water changes today, and pulled out a ton of moss to be mailed out tomorrow, so I though that would be a good opportunity to introduce them. The big one is quite interested in the new one. I just turned out the lights, and will be checking on them periodically. Hopefully 125 is big enough for the both of them.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QALZvuMK0gg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wy6dgirihM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLVQXi53rgQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7aRGqOXY4Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUuQsVso3Lw
     




  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I love your tank :) I will have one that size one of these days.
    Carol
     




  3. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hi JaySee,

    Beautiful tank and fish! :) Thanks for sharing the videos.

    Ken
     




  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Thank you :)

    Well, it's morning and the new one is still alive. It's hiding on the opposite side of the tank from the big guy. I expect it to take some time to adjust, especially to the morning rainbow spawns - there's a LOT more activity in this tank than the 20 gallon QT it's been in for the last 6 weeks. Took 4 weeks for the fish to not hide from me.
     
  5. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    Great videos! He's so gentle with her but persistent! Looks like a great match in the making. :;th I like how when she turns him away from one angle he just repositions and tries to get back next to her from another angle.lol.
     
  6. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'm still guessing their sexes. I *think* they are m/f....
     
  7. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    There's been no gill flaring - not sure if thats good or not. Matt you are right it seems like he is being rather gentle - he's not relentlessly pursuing her and it doesn't look like he's doing any damage. It's a light chase. He did let her eat.
     
  8. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    All positive signs. Let's cross our fingers it continues :)
    Carol
     
  9. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    The convicts I had were bought a mated pair, the GBRs paired in the LFS tank and the chanchitos developed from a group of 6. I've never just thrown any two together :)
     
  10. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    They look fine. I've had much more aggressive reactions before with no issue.
     
  11. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    They recognize they're both very sharp looking examples of their species. ;)

    Yeah, it seemed he's being nice and patient, just a little nudge from her buys her some breathing room. I get a big kick out of seeing how fish react when they interact for the first time, again thanks for the vids!

    I wouldn't mind updates as their relationship hopefully progresses. ;)
     
  12. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    When I added her, I started filming and ran out of space on my phone, so I had to unload it all to the computer before I could get back to filming :) They found each other quickly.
     
  13. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    They huddle together under stress (filter cleaning). How adorable :)
     
  14. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I've had my Cichlids group up and mob newcomers. I think things are going really well for you. Watch out, you may get some breeding.
     
  15. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    They aren't the mouth brooders are they?
     
  16. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    If you've just got the color morph of normal Severums, then no they aren't mouth brooders. If I remember correctly it's Heros sp. Atabapo that are the mouth brooders.
     
  17. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Yeah I believe the reds are just a variation of the golds, which are a color morph of the green.
     
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