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ID this fish please

Could someone please identify this fish?





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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2015, 02:31 PM
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Heros severus.. one of the aquarium strains.

Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.

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Heros severus.. one of the aquarium strains.
+1 Those are beautiful. Any issues with them picking on plants
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Thanks! Too bad about the plants. I was thinking about getting them instead of Discus, but apparently this idea won't fly.
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THEY ARE AS PLANT SAFE as discus or, angels. Get them if you want!

Stock lightly and carry a big filter. - I don't have aquariums. I have ecosystems in a glass box. - Hygrophilaholic and hoarder of Anubias.
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Are you sure? Because the more I read about them the more they start looking like plant eaters or shredders, nothing compared to angels. It's very tempting to get a few, of course, but I'm quite concerned regarding what they can do to e.g. rotalas.
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They are definitely not plant safe. My has one and it are a TON of plants. I finally just bought her another aquarium for her fish.


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Well... Despite some plant worries, I decided to give it a try, and got myself 5 small Severums, about 1.5" big. So far they've been nice to the plants except for one fish, which periodically nibbles on green rotala, but hasn't done any damage yet. I'll see whether it becomes worse with time or when they mature. I have red, green rotala, ludwigia, crypts, anubias and swords, hopefully they won't become a regular meal for Severums.
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