Remarks: Severums (Heros sp.) have been a mainstay in the aquarium hobby for decades. They grow large enough to act as centerpieces, but they are not tank-busters, and they come in a variety of color patterns. Red Spotted Severums are a golden yellow color and develop small red spots throughout their whole bodies as they age. They are typically peaceful, though aggression will surface if pairs form.
Scientific Name: Heros sp.
Common Name: Red Spotted Severum
Max Size: 8″
Region of Origin: South America
Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred
Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food
Compatibility: Medium schooling fish, similarly-sized South American cichlids, catfish, plecos
Tank Mate Options:
- Gold Severum
- Red Lizard Whiptail Catfish
- Mouthbrooding Severum