Red Spot Gold Severum (Heros cf. efasciatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Green or Turquoise Severum, the Red Spot Gold or Super Red Severum displays a base orange color with intense red spotting throughout the body and face. They are hardy, large growing and relatively peaceful cichlids but can be aggressive towards others of the same or similar species. Like all severums, they typically do well with most similarly-sized non-cichlid tankmates and in a large enough tank can be kept in groups of 5 or more.



Red Spotted Severum (Heroscf. efasciatus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons
Compatibility: Moderately aggressive, especially towards conspecifics or other cichlids.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.