Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid
Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid, is a variation of (Heros Severus) severum, that have an iridescent sheen to their scales and off-white to gold background color, and can range from 0.75″ inches to 10″ inches at full maturity. The Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid is a trusting fish, and will accept food directly from their owner’s hand.
The Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid requires a 55 gallon or larger tank – the larger the tank the better. They prefer a lightly-planted tank with a soft bottom and a few rooted plants. Gold Severum Cichlids or Banded Cichlids can be aggressive when spawning, and for this reason should only be housed with semi-aggressive fish.
Differentiating between the male and female is very difficult. The Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid does not pair as readily as other South American Cichlids, but providing the male with several females will help.
The Gold Severum Cichlid or Banded Cichlid is a carnivore and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.