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Heros appendiculatus Heros efasciatus
Category: Cichlids - South American - Heros
Price: £14.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 6 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Similar to the common severum Heros severus in shape and size, and sharing the same prominent vertical banding on the flanks. Unlike the common severum, the red-necked severum has expansive red-orange patches from the nuchal region across the gill covers and back along the throat and ventral surface.
There are no obvious differences between the sexes. If you intend to breed them, get a group of four to six specimens and then let them pair off naturally.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
This close relative of the popular severum cichlid is a river dweller found in a variety of habitats from soft water tributaries through to the estuary. It feeds on a variety of different things including small fish, insects, fruit, algae, and decaying plant material. A similar varied diet is required. Cooked peas and spinach are particularly enjoyed. Obviously, being partially herbivorous, soft aquatic plants will simply be viewed as food. Use only robust species such as Java fern and Anubias.
As with other Heros these fish are basically tolerant and peaceful outside of spawning. When spawning they form strong bonds and both fish are very aggressive towards anything viewed as a threat. Colours also become much more intense. Eggs are laid on clean flat surfaces (such as stones). The eggs hatch after 4 days and are free swimming by the sixth day. The fry are quite tricky to rear, but can be fed Artemia nauplii and liquid fry foods.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South America: Brazil, Peru; Amazon River basin|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|