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From: Matthew
I bought one green severum by accident and have enjoyed her ever since. I've found her to be rather intelligent and as has been mentioned, will get to know and greet you. I have noticed the black stripes will appear and disappear at random, overall a great fish!
From: Michelle
My 3 Green Severums are so adorable. But, they have turned extremely aggressive recently. The 2 biggest ones will lock lips and chase each other around the tank. I never heard of a severum locking lips, but mine do. When I separate them, however, they become really shy and retreat to the back of the tank until I put the other Severum back in the tank. Weird, huh? Anyway, they are adorable fishies. One severum eats out of my hand. The other one picks up small rocks and throws them to the other side of the tank. I just think my fishes are freaky like that.
From: g money
I just bought 5 sevrums (green). I've had them now for almost 1 month and they have given me more enjoyable time watching them,then any other fish in my 10 years in the hobby. Greenies ROCK!!
From: Jim
I started out with severms by accident. I wanted a fish with size and the local pet store had a green and a gold severm. I brought them home and discovered how cool a severm is. A month later I went back to the same pet shop and there was a tank with 6 Green Severms in it. The previous owner was relocated and had to part with his tank. They had been fed crickets and were very calm. A day after I brought them home and put them in a 75 gallon tank I found a 1000 or more eggs carefully pasted to a flat rock. They had many spawns after that. I found I could get them to spawn by raising the temp up to about 82 and feed plenty off live crickets. I was never successful at letting the parents raise them. They would usually be OK until the fry would start getting around the tank on there own then would start eating them. I was very successful by taking rock with eggs and placing them in a 10 gallon tank with the water from the parent tank and placing an air stone very close to the eggs. I then fed fry ground flake food.





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