Severum Heros severus

Severum
Severum
The Severum is a cichlid native to slow tropical fresh waters of the upper Orinoco and Rio Negro basins. Its relative Heros efasciatus of the Amazon Basin is also often called a Severum.
Severum
Severum
Severum
Diet is varied including invertebrates and fruit. Males reach a length of some 20cm.
Severum
Severum
Severum
Parents are aggressive when breeding and both guard eggs and young, including mouth brooding of young.