Animal Stories - Cichlids


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Lisa Ann - 2007-04-29
I have a red devil named "Dozer" he is now 16 years old and this is a tribute to him. He lives in a 55 gallon tank alone as he chose this for lack of wanting any live friends in his tank. He is with out a doubt one of the most fantastic loved pets that has ever owned me. He is sort of like having your very own pet dolphin. He lets me drop food in his mouth, he plays with floating toys, he communicates, and knows his name. He is probably in his last year, and when he is no longer swimming we will miss him more than he will know. Thank you Dozer for being part of my life all these years, and entertaining us and all our friends and family, you could never be replaced!

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Af L - 2007-04-21
i bought 1 angel fish along with a few other community fish in January, some of which were pairs. My angel fish was about 2 1/2 inches when i decided to by 2 more to make her happy. even though the new ones are about 1 inch long, they seem to be getting along very well and living peacefully.

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MITCHELL C. - 2007-04-13
I have a red devil cichlid and he is a very large nasty fish. His name is Stryker. He hates me and everyone with a beating heart. His area is the whole tank and my entire bedroom. I have had friends come in to my room and they would freak out because Stryker would go nuts! He would ram the glas and flip his 4-pound cave over like we humans pick up a feather. After that happened, my friends would not want to go back in my room, that happened like a year ago. He is 8" long and about 5" tall. I have had him for a year or so. He is in a 55 gallon tank with two pleco's half his size and for some reason they are still alive. I have gotten bitten a whole lot of times and he got me to bleed pretty good all those times. I would tell anyone who has a 46 gallon or bigger tank to get this fish because these fish are cool, and very pretty fish with wonderful colors. Oh yea: If you keep your hands out of the Red Devil's tank then you are safe unless he or she jumps out of the tank.

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Maddog Matott - 2007-04-03
I purchased Tex at 1-1/2" about 2-1/2 years ago. He has killed or seriously maimed all tankmates. I originally purchased him in a lot of three. Then after he killing his original companions, I introduced another pair about his size, same result. He's taken out two plecos and a pictus. He's ravaged two native sunfishes that were twice his size at the time. He is now almost 7" long and a loner, a wonderful pet who is genuinely excited to see me when I arise or return from work (perhaps it is because meal worms fall from the sky when I am around). He's to the point where when I add 20-25 small minnows, he finishes them off overnight.

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Anonymous - 2007-03-23
I have a young yellow Labidochromis in a 10 gallon with rockwork and pots. S/he already reconizes me after only 2 weeks. S/he will be moved to a 29 gallon tank in around 6-8 months. the fish lived happily with 3 tiger barbs in the 10 gallon for several weeks but the barbs are sick so they were separated. Overall smart, hardy , personal, and cute cichlid. Also stay small so can be housed in 29 gallon tanks!

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shree - 2007-03-17
Breeding a kribensis fish is very easy compared to other ones. have 50 young babies of kribensis fishes and feeding the adults with earth worms and live worms mike them breed faster. I suggest this fish for the beginners who are craz in breeding.

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michael - 2007-03-13
I have 2 Tiger oscars about four inches in length ea. They are such playful and attentive fish. They feed like they were great whites taking a seal on the surface of the ocean.

I had them in a 30 gal tank for the first few weeks. Since then I bought a 110 gal. tank and moved them into that along with my foot long pleco. I keep the set up pretty bare with only some large lava rocks on the bottom forming tunnels to swim through and hide in. They seem to really love their new home and all of the play room it provides.

This tank is particularly enjoyable because I placed it in my room behind my bed as kind of a giant headboard. Every night as I fall asleep I watch them swim around.It is so awesome to lay there with my face right next to the glass and have them swim right up to me to say hello. Talk about relaxation! I get the feeling they get a kick out of watching me just as much as I do them.

~ M ~

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Emmitt - 2007-03-11
Hi. I purchased a jellybean parrot, and i dont like him. MAN. He attacks my beloved Guppy, Jefferson, and I dont like it.

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April Laws - 2007-03-04
I have two parrots and they are wonderful, I just fell in love with them. Nemo and Olive are playful with each other, they play tug-a-war with their mouths and they nug each other all the time. I got some pots to go in their aquarium but I'm not sure how to break and arrange them. I just put them in there on their sides and the parrots go in and look around. I put some rocks in there and the parrots go inside the pots, pick up the rocks and spit them out. they love a hole dug out in the bottom of the aquarium. they will swim really fast and rub their bellies on the smooth surface. they are funny to watch and are always doing something different. as far as their eating they love the freeze dried shrimp and will not wait for any of them to fall, they hardly come to the top and get them. I talk to mine just like I do my dog and when I do they come right in front of my face.
April 2007,03,05

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jack campbell - 2007-02-28
hi i have 2 orange parrot fish and about a month ago the tips of 1 of the parrot fish turned black, then a week later they were gone again. today they laid about 100 to 150 eggs in the bottom of my tank.

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