Red Spotted Gold Severum

The red spotted severum has become the most popular color variant of the severum species. Bred in Taiwan, these fish offer a stunning red spotted gold body that gets even more vibrant as the fish ages. Like all severums, these cichlids require warm clean water, so the aquarium should be 80 to 84 degrees to avoid ick (small white spot disease). If ick should occur do not dispair, the fish responds well to ick medications such as malachite green. 

  • Scientific Name: Heros appendiculatus
  • Origin: South America (color variation origin Taiwan breeding)
  • Lifespan: 8 years
  • Max Size: 8 inches
  • Food: Flake, live, frozen, pellet
  • Shipping Size: Approx. 4 inches