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In its natural form, the Severum Cichlid is a greenish color with a yellow/gold tint to the belly. Juveniles have eight pronounced black vertical bands, though these tend to fade as they become adults. This striping has led to some other interesting common names like Banded Cichlid, Convict Fish, Deacon, Sedate Cichlid, Hero, and Striped Cichlid. The Golden Severum, or Gold Severum, is a captive bred color morph that lacks the black bands of the orginal form and has a yellow color over its entire body except for the dorsal and tail fins, which tend to be whiter with yellow specks.
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The Uaru Cichlid is deep bodied with an oval disk shape reaching about 12 inches (30 cm) in the wild but only about 10 inches (25.5 cm) in the aquarium. They have a life span of 8 - 10 years when properly cared for.The adult is a silver gray color with a large sideways tear drop shape (point of tear drop is at the tail) in dark brown to olive in the middle of their body. There is also a splotch at the base of the tail and they have yellowish orange eyes and a heavy cushion of fat around the neck. When spawning the tear drop becomes large and black with just a bit of brown or gray around the edges and the eyes become a bright orangish red.Juveniles of this fish look a little like leaf fish with a goldfish yellow color which is speckled white through out. A darker shading near their belly area will develop into the "sideways" teardrop shape seen in the adults when they reach about 3 - 4 inches in length,All cichlids and some saltwater fish such as wrasses and parrotfish share a common feature of a well-developed pharyngeal set of teeth located in the throat, along with their regular teeth. Cichlids have spiny rays in the back parts of the anal, dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fins to help discourage predators. The front part of these fins are soft and perfect for precise positions and effortless movements in the water as opposed to fast swimming.Cichlids have one nostril on each side while other fish have 2 sets. To sense "smells" in the water, they suck water in and expel the water right back out after being "sampled" for a short or longer time, depending on how much the cichlid needs to "smell" the water. This feature is shared by saltwater damselfish and cichlids are thought to be closely related. Red, White and Blue Borleyi - Serious Cichlids - Freshwater African Cichlid Fish For Sale
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The Convict Cichlid is probably ranked number 3 out of all cichlids as far as popularity goes, with Angelfish and Oscars being 1 and 2 respectively. Convict Cichlids have the common name of "convict cichlid" because of the white and black contrasting patterns they sport. Males may be larger than females of the same age and the females may have a pink or orange tint to the belly region. There is an Albino Convict Cichlid as well. This fish can get to be about 4 inches (10 cm) and should do fine in a 20 gallon (78 liters) or larger aquarium.Convict Cichlids, also known as zebra cichlids due to their beautiful black and white stripes, are an ideal fish for beginners. They are a very hardy fish breed which can adapt to most water conditions, and are very easy to keep and breed in aquariums. Convicts will take care of their young and the young stay with the parents in a group. By selecting the proper equipment, creating an appropriate environment for the convicts, and taking care of the newly hatched baby fish, you can easily breed these amazing fish!Texas Cichlids are prolific, egg-laying, open spawners, which are easy to breed. Water in the breeding tank should be (5-12 dGH), pH neutral (7.0) and between 77-82 °F ( 25-28 °C). Decorate with large rocks or clay pots, to provide a choice of spawning locations.

Breeding pairs are best obtained by purchasing a group of a half a dozen young fish. Allow them to grow to maturity together, and pairs will form. Once a pair has formed, they should be separated to prevent them from attacking, or killing, each other. Condition the breeders with live foods if possible, or good-quality frozen foods. When the pair is ready to spawn, their coloration will change dramatically. The head and front portion of the fish will be white, while the belly, as well as the rear portion of the fish, will be black. An active courtship takes place, in which the pair will lock lips, slap tails, and dig in the substrate .

After cleaning the chosen spawning location, the female will lay 500 to 1,000 adhesive eggs. This takes place in several batches, with the male following the female to fertilize the eggs after they are deposited. The parents will guard the eggs, which hatch in two to three days. The fry will become free swimming by day four to five. Inexperienced breeders will sometimes consume their young, but will not do so in subsequent spawnings.The Red Devil Cichlid comes from Central America, namely Lake Nicaragua. The Red Devil Cichlid is perhaps one of the most appropriate common names of all fishes. It is called the "Red Devil Cichlid" because of it's aggressive behavior. If you're looking for a fish that will terrorize nearly any fish you put in the tank, then this fish is for you! There are many color varieties out there including red, white and variations having both colors. Maybe this is the result of cross breeding with other cichlids?