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Big Whattie
02-23-2004, 03:32 PM
ok i have a 55 gal tank with and 8 inch red oscar,about a 6 in midas a 4 1/2 inch red devil. i have a devider in the tank with a green severum on the opposite side than the other 3 he is about 3 inches do i need a seperate tank for the severum or would it be alright to keep devided. need some answers

entombed
02-23-2004, 03:42 PM
Each one of those cichlids will need a 55g to themselves if not larger. If you leave it like that you will have dead or stunted fish as they get older.

Big Whattie
02-23-2004, 03:58 PM
ok but can i ask a question i had a 2 inch black convict ,a 3 inch fire mouth ,and a 3 1/2 inch red devil in that same tank with same fish the convict killed both my lil red devil and firemoth y you think that was

entombed
02-23-2004, 08:50 PM
I've never kept red devils before, but out of all 3 species you named I would reckon the convict would be the aggressor until the red devil got some size. Did this happen in the 55g tank? I could see it happening in a smaller tank like a 20g but in a 55g I wouldn't think the convict would be that aggressive like that at 2 inches. Must of been an ill tempered little bugger.

Big Whattie
02-24-2004, 07:25 PM
yea it was in a 55gal
i have now sold him

Watcher
02-25-2004, 05:20 PM
a severum don't need a 55

Big Whattie
02-25-2004, 05:35 PM
i have the severum in a 20gal now

Rex Karr
02-25-2004, 06:09 PM
Watcher, do you know how large Severums can get?