Originally Posted by Willeyeam313
My female green severum is constantly picking on my female blood parrot. I had to build a special cave for her to hide in and the Severum just sits and waits for her to come out then attacks. It's a 125 gallon tank with other Severums and its getting old fast cause I love my parrot and I want them to live peacefully. I know these cichlids can be aggressive ( hell they're big *** cichlids) but this is relentless and is stressing me out. Any advice? I've adjusted the ph so they aren't as horny trying to breed and compete for breeding space but no help so far. The male green severum (the females partner) is even trying to help the parrot but still not much luck
Severum are awesome fish and IMO
should be the focus of the tank. The blood parrot is a mutant hybrid that also, IMO
, should be phased out of the hobby completely. Maybe the severum see the blood parrot as a waste I tank space and want it gone so they can do their thing. When spawning, fish will often cull the weak or deformed fry as to not pass on abnormalities. Just saying.