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killer
Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:52 am Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 12 Feb 2006 Posts: 8 Location: Canada, British Columbia
Does anyone here know whats the difference between Heros Severus and Heros Efasciatus. I'm not sure if they are the same species.
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daint2003
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:25 am Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 12 Nov 2005 Posts: 61 Location: Saigon, Vietnam
Sure they are different species
http://www.cichlidae.com/gallery.php?genus=Heros
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Pei
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:48 am Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 07 Oct 2005 Posts: 25
True H. severus is actually known as delayed mouth brooder. Their colors are very different from efasciatus. I believe severus import was stopped years ago. They eventually disappeared?! Not sure if it was true. However, recently, severus...like A. rivulatus, returned back to the hobby.

Beautiful fish. Severus...I found to be more docile than other Heros species I have had kept.

severus female

efasciatus male
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killer
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:35 am Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 12 Feb 2006 Posts: 8 Location: Canada, British Columbia
Thanks for replying. One more question I seen a fish from LFS and they called it red severum not sur if its Heros Severus or Heros Efasciatus. Its look like a gold severum but with red patterns on the body.
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Pei
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:17 pm Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 07 Oct 2005 Posts: 25
Those are gold morph of Heros appendiculatus with red marking ... selectively bred. These fish are produced in Singapore or Taiwan depends on how red the fish is. The fish that's very red is from Singapore. Not over red...more like orange is from Taiwan.
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