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Old 02-24-2021, 03:24 PM   #1
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Severum in 46 Bowfront

Hey everyone! I just got a 46 gallon bowfront for free and Iím wondering if I can put a Gold Severum in there, and if so what are some good tankmates (if thatís possible). If not, what are some other recommendations?
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Depending on where you read up on it, the recommend 45-75 gallons. It would prob work in a 36" tank, but not with any tank mates. If you wanted cichlids, a convict and firemouth would work in there, if they had caves to claim. Apistogramma, rams, julidochromis, kribensis, etc, you could have several. Any large cichlid like a severum is going to claim that whole tank for itself
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I have a 46 bow front too, it's being used as a grow out/, holding tank until I get my 150g finished. Eventually my wife wants to put a pair of rams and maybe 6 neons in there as a fully planted tank
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You can put a severum in a coffee can if you want. 75 gal minimum, why halt potential in an under sized tank?? Do you want a single centerpiece with a pleco comrade? More than 5 fish?
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Ok! Thanks for the reply, I’d rather some tankmates over just one large fish. Would 1-2 Electric Blue Acara’s work? If so, what are some good tank mates for them.
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Yah, they're awesome, hardy fish. Larger Cory's or a pleco on the bottom. They'll eat anything mid water that fits in their mouth
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You can put a severum in a coffee can if you want. 75 gal minimum, why halt potential in an under sized tank?? Do you want a single centerpiece with a pleco comrade? More than 5 fish?
What about a tea cup?
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I’ll try a Severum in a soda can and see how it goes.
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Nice to hear that would work! What about a blood parrot and some smaller fish? Could one go with the acaras or is that too much? Sorry if I seem ignorant, I really appreciate the advice!
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Nice to hear that would work! What about a blood parrot and some smaller fish? Could one go with the acaras or is that too much? Sorry if I seem ignorant, I really appreciate the advice!
I have a blood parrot too, he's really big. He has a huge ol honking head and he's pretty aggressive. He's the tank box boss. It's about 7"
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