Heros severus
 

77F
Explanation of the symbols

73F

Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Northern South America
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Banded cichlid
Rather peaceful fish.  Only during breeding times he is aggressive.  You should keep them in a large, high aquarium that is not planted very densely.  You should set up the aquarium with some pieces of driftwood and some roots.  He needs a large territory, and he barely digs in the substrate.

You should give them live and frozen food.  They don't like dry food.

Breeding is not difficult with a goof matching couple.  The male is very particular in choosing his partner.  Up to 1000 eggs are laid and fertilized on stones.  Both parents care for the fry.  As soon as the parents want to spawn again, the young fishes should be removed.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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