Turquoise Severum (Heros efasciatus)

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Turquoise Severum

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Turquoise Severum

Heros efasciatus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

17.8-25.4cm (7-10 ")




5.0 - 7.0

23 -29 °C (73.4-84.2°F)

0-6 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-10 years



Additional names

Turquoise Severum, Red Shouldered Severum

Additional scientific names

Chromys appendiculata, Chromys fasciata, Cichlasoma severum perpunctatum, Heros appendiculatus, Uarus centrarchoides

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is not possible to sex juveniles, but mature males will be more colourful and have extended dorsal and anal fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A reasonably peaceful large Cichlid, can be kept a little like Discus by way of temperament. Can be relatively peaceful but can still be a Cichlid. Should not be kept with bite-sized tank mates, nor with very aggressive or territorial fish as this Severum can be shy.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Not too fussy a feeder, they do well on a protein rich diet such as bloodworm as well as high quality Cichlid pellets.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious and well filtered tank with secure hiding places.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

In many ways a gentle giant but can be territorial at times.

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