Red Shoulder Severum (Heros sp. Rotkeil)

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Remarks: We finally have a pure strain of the Red Shoulder Severum (Heros sp. Rotkeil) A very beautiful and rare fish fish in the hobby. The Rotkeil Severums have spectacular colors, large cichlids from Peru and other parts of the Amazon. They are sometimes referred to as "Necktie severums" due to the reddish-orange band that extends from the top of their head to the bottom of their chin. These severums are sometimes confused with hybrid red shoulder severums but can be told apart by 8 vertical stripes and how the Rotkeil has a much larger orange/red patch. Like other severums, Rotkeil severums are fairly easy-going but get large so they should not be kept with smaller fish such as small tetras.

Scientific Name: Heros sp.

Common Name: Rotkeil Severum

Max Size: 10"

pH: 6.0-7.5

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-84°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

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

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