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Green Severum Cichlid is a peaceful freshwater fish, suitable for communities of non-aggressive medium-large sized fish. The Green Severum can be found in South American slow-moving river with heacy vegatation. Their colorful body and pleasant temperature makes them a popular aquarium fish. You could always find interesting Live Fish, Aquarium Plants and Aquarium supplies  in Coburg Auqarium online store.

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK.

Features of Green Severum Cichlid:

  • Green Severum Cichlids  are green with a yellow belly, juveniles also have dark stripes but these fade away as they grow
  • They are smart pet fish and love to interact with their keeper
  • Love to dig the substrate
  • The average lifespan is 10 years 

Green Severum Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Green Severum Cichlid:

Severum Cichlid require a minimum size of 150L. If you want to keep a community of fish, you’ll need a bigger tank. Browse Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Tank Mate Compatibility:

Green Severum Cichlid love living in large groups. They are generally peaceful and can also compatible with most America cichlids, larger ters and catfish. Possible tank mates includes:

Coburg Aquarium, specialised in different species of live fish 

Green Severum Cichlid Fish Food:

They can be fed with Slow-sinking cichlid flakes or pellets. Live food and vegetable like peas or Romaine lettuce can help them to attain optimum healthCichlid Fish Food includes :


Green Severum Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

They do fine with strong efficient filtration. It is better to use an external filter such as a hang-on-the-back type or a canister filter. Here are some great brands to consider:

Aquarium Heater

Maintaining proper temperatures is important for tropical fish, and this is especially true for cichlids. Install an aquarium heater if necessary. 

Aquatic Plants

Green Severum Cichlids have digging behavior. So live aquarium plants that attach to driftwood and rocks, or potted plants are recommended, like Anubias on Driftwood, Aquarium Plants in pot. Check our Live Aquarium Plants here.


To mimic Green Severum Cichlid's nature inbaitate. Rocks, Tree Roots, Driftwood,  Pipe, and even clay pots are all good choices. Ornaments for your tank:


Sand is recommended for Severum CichlidsA variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.