Red Severums: The Poor Mans Discus???

In this video we take a look at one of the fish often referred to as the “poor mans Discus”. I currently keep 6 large Red Severums in my 120 gallon aquarium. They average 7-8” currently and have grown on me over the past year. Pleco Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cRiz-mToY7Pda551JF_FkfYnn9tcL06 Discus Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cRiz-mToY7fYl8dfkaW7OUrYlnd73Yq #Fishfam #FreshwaterAquarium #Cichlid ##DiscusFish #FishTank Help support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/TMAquatics TM Aquatics Zebra Pleco Logo Merch and Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/tm-aquatics Below are links to some great products I use in my fish room: Filtration and Air Pumps: Aquaclear https://amzn.to/2BQJ4Fi Marineland Filter https://amzn.to/2BNFjjC Filstar Canister Filter https://amzn.to/2Rp8Qdf Whisper 60 Air Pump https://amzn.to/2QZ8Xgl Fish Food: Northfin Cichlid 2mm Pellet https://amzn.to/2LFRjbI Omega One Veggie Round https://amzn.to/2StiwRl Omega One Cichlid Color: https://amzn.to/2RuvBg2 Lighting and Accessories: 48” T5 LED Lighting 6500K https://amzn.to/2RsJNWQ Wi-Fi Smart Plug https://amzn.to/2QY2pP0 Miscellaneous: Marina Large Breeder Box https://amzn.to/2Vpbb78

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In this video we take a look at one of the fish often referred to as the “poor mans Discus”. I currently keep 6 large Red Severums in my 120 gallon aquarium. They average 7-8” currently and have grown on me over the past year. Pleco Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cRiz-mToY7Pda551JF_FkfYnn9tcL06 Discus Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cRiz-mToY7fYl8dfkaW7OUrYlnd73Yq #Fishfam #FreshwaterAquarium #Cichlid ##DiscusFish #FishTank Help support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/TMAquatics TM Aquatics Zebra Pleco Logo Merch and Swag: https://teespring.com/stores/tm-aquatics Below are links to some great products I use in my fish room: Filtration and Air Pumps: Aquaclear https://amzn.to/2BQJ4Fi Marineland Filter https://amzn.to/2BNFjjC Filstar Canister Filter https://amzn.to/2Rp8Qdf Whisper 60 Air Pump https://amzn.to/2QZ8Xgl Fish Food: Northfin Cichlid 2mm Pellet https://amzn.to/2LFRjbI Omega One Veggie Round https://amzn.to/2StiwRl Omega One Cichlid Color: https://amzn.to/2RuvBg2 Lighting and Accessories: 48” T5 LED Lighting 6500K https://amzn.to/2RsJNWQ Wi-Fi Smart Plug https://amzn.to/2QY2pP0 Miscellaneous: Marina Large Breeder Box https://amzn.to/2Vpbb78

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TM Aquatics
TM Aquatics - 2 years ago
Matt Kinsella
Matt Kinsella - 2 years ago
Fantastic fish! I got here via a pleco video you did a few months back. You have a new subscriber, looking forward to more.
FlyRenegade
FlyRenegade - 2 years ago
They look amazing
Angelo's Fish Tanks
Angelo's Fish Tanks - 2 years ago
Red severms are really pretty... yours look great thanks for sharing
Catfish Cave
Catfish Cave - 2 years ago
The poor man's Uaru???
I actually like Severums a good deal more than the other two.
Nice promo to get people to buy Severums - they are too underrated..
Brian's Reefing World
Brian's Reefing World - 2 years ago
Love the video!! Good stuff
Stan TheObserver
Stan TheObserver - 2 years ago
I would call them "The smart man's Discus" They eat,grow,and live for years. All things Discus won't do,or for long. Severums are probably good with most water plants too.
I'm really liking the look of Red Shoulder Severums. I might try those one day.
Keyan Severson
Keyan Severson - 2 years ago
We had a pair of green severum and we hated them. They would destroy the tank , they ate out Corys (full grown) , and were jerks to everything in the tank including themselves. We eventually had to give them away to a better home.
Eric K
Eric K - 2 years ago
I have 4 spotted reds in a 150 with 1 Oscar and they about the same size. They definitely grew quick. They are such a great fish and the Oscar is very tolerant of letting them exist in HIS tank, ha. I feed them a mix of Hikari Gold, Hikari excel, and bug bites. For their veggies, they get Ken’s veggie sticks which if you have not checked those out before, it is the best veggie stick that’s out there. Really good ingredients with seaweed, spirulina, carrots, squash, and spinach. Good tip on the green beans, I’ll give that a try.
TM Aquatics
TM Aquatics - 2 years ago
+Eric K Yes, I love Ken’s veggie sticks. Much better than his wafers. I feed them to some of my panaqolus plecos. Thanks for watching.

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inventoryking
inventoryking - 2 years ago
Hi Tom! They are very nice! Great color.
TM Aquatics
TM Aquatics - 2 years ago
+inventoryking Strange because Innever considered them. I am usually drawn to species that have a much higher price point. These were just a temporary fish, but I’ve grown attached. Thanks for stopping by. If you’re ever in MN, let me know.
Brian's Fish Tanks
Brian's Fish Tanks - 2 years ago
Great fish! I'd like to get back into severums. I especially like the reds and golds. Green, not so much.
Brian's Fish Tanks
Brian's Fish Tanks - 2 years ago
+TM Aquatics if you ever do change it to a tang tank, let me know, I may be interested in those Sevs
Scott Nahler
Scott Nahler - 2 years ago
Very nice definitely my dream fish to keep someday. Thanks for sharing.
Jearld Smith
Jearld Smith - 2 years ago
Awesome looking severums. I’ve been on the fence about getting some again you just convince me I need to make that move. Thanks
richardm239
richardm239 - 2 years ago
wow they look amazing ,i have been looking at these in my local fish store yours look much better and healthier, great eaters you have very cool fish i enjoy your channel
JW Collect
JW Collect - 2 years ago
Hi, Uaru are known for being the poor mans discus because they, like the discus feed the fry off of slim on their bodies. There are only three fish in the world that do that.
nsane992002
nsane992002 - 2 years ago
I think Severums are the other of those three. I have always heard Uaru referred to as "The poor man's discus" as well.
Colin Barsby
Colin Barsby - 2 years ago
Great species profile :)
my fishcave
my fishcave - 2 years ago
I purely love this footage. The aquascape looks fantastic, especially with the driftwood. I always wanted to have tank with red severums. I know they have huge personality and quite hardy fish. Curious you seem to have some clowns along with these. Severums are active fish that devour food much faster than it hits the bottom of the tank. This may cause food scarcity for bottom dwelling fish which like to hide more. My clowns love cucumber. I have a tank with clowns and few tetras which act as deterrents so that clowns feel much safer. I do provide them with caves. Once again your Severums look awesome. Curious where are you from.
Anthony Ragan
Anthony Ragan - 2 years ago
I remember your discus tank fondly. :) Those severums were pretty, too. I don't believe I've ever seen red ones.
Friday Fish Facts
Friday Fish Facts - 2 years ago
Congrats on 5k subs Tom!

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Golden Fish Tanks
Golden Fish Tanks - 2 years ago
Nice info on them, your discus were beautiful as are your severums.
Grassypeak
Grassypeak - 2 years ago
Beautiful fish.
Caylor's Aquatics
Caylor's Aquatics - 2 years ago
Those Discus on the sister vid are quite nice. Never kept them.

I do love and have kept Severums for years: Gold, Green, Turquoise, Red Spotted, Gold Red Spotted, Turquoise Red Spotted, and Super Red Spotted. All breeder terms but descriptive for sure. They really are bullet proof, given a good diet and lots of room. Never lost one, nor can I remember having one sick. Easy to spawn and rear. Very personable fish that recognize and engage the person that cares for them. Thanks for sharing...(I also feed blanched Romaine, and they demolish it in five minutes)
Caylor's Aquatics
Caylor's Aquatics - 2 years ago
Yes +TM Aquatics I find body shape to be a sure bet. The males are longer, thinner (both top to bottom and side to side), and generally have longer dorsal streamers. Females are rounder, thicker, and can have (but not always) lesser dorsal streamers. Some breeders say face slope (like Angels) is helpful. I have two large mated pairs, and both spawn often. Filmed together, both pairs have obvious sexual distinctions. (A male Green who is huge with a Super Red female. Also, two Gold Red Spotteds, also quite large}.
TM Aquatics
TM Aquatics - 2 years ago
+Caylor's Aquatics When I purchased these fish I never intended to keep them long. They were just something to have until I could figure out what to do with the tank (discus again?). They’ve definitely grown on me over the past year and I do plan to hold on them for a while. The two that have paired off look identical. Is there a way to sex these fish without removing them and venting?
Mark Shelly Aquatics
Mark Shelly Aquatics - 2 years ago
Love Severums. Years ago I kept 3 Greens in a 75 and 2 paired off. My personal favorite cichlid.
Salvador Velasquez
Salvador Velasquez - 2 years ago
NEVER A POOR MAN OR FISHKEEPER when you have BEAUTIFUL FISH such as your SEVERUMS

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