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Matt - 2007-02-07
These Blood Parrots are Blood parrots. Jelly Bean Parrots are not anything like Blood Parrots. They have a more slanted snout and tend to have no color.(Females have orange in the dorsal fin and in the belly.) I have bred this species for 3 years.

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robin - 2007-02-04
My Red Devil came to live with us about 3 or 4 years ago and was about 3 inches long. Today he is about 10 inches. When we got him he was housed with other smaller cichlids. He was the king of the tank but never hurt any other fish. Because of that we named him Delight. Now at 10 inches, there seems to be a invisible divider in the tank. He is fine with other fish and people as long as you stay out of his favorite areas of HIS tank. He loves me (for the most part) he is always excited to see me and greets me at the tank. He is however VERY agressive towards other people and will try to attack right through the glass. He is also very picky about his tank landscaping. He works daily to make sure all the gravel is placed right where he wants it. When I go into clean or straighten up his tank, LOOK OUT! He will and has attacked my hand. Even so, I still love him. He is such a personable fish. And no offense to other Red Devil owners, he is the best looking Red Devil I have ever seen, including all the show case Devils at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago IL. Happy Fishing!

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chris - 2007-02-02
I have a 10 inch Red Devil who I love and have had for about 6 years know. His name is buttercup. I named him this so people would get close to the tank and say "ooohh Buttercup is so cute" then get a face full of the meanest fish I have ever seen. So far it is working. When he was smaller he finished off a Jack Dempsey. He grew up with a pleco sucker fish who he finally dispossed when it out grew its hiding spot, then it attacked the hiding spot for hiding it so long. My girlfriend put another sucker in the tank about a year and a half ago and I was able to find a big enough spot for it to hide, it is still alive but not the best life. It is almost the same size as the Devil and wedged under a log, under constant surveillance. We love this Fish, Buttercup the Red Devil, and He hates anything with a pulse. I wouldn't change a thing.

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Anonymous - 2007-02-01
Salvinis are my absolute favorite cichlid! They are one of the most colorfull cichlids Ive found. Ive had cichlids for about 10 years, both african and south american. I prefer south american they seem to be less aggresive, dont kill each other off. I have a 55 gal with 15 fish and have had none killed off in the last two years. Mostly salvini, 2 firemouths, 2 Turquois Sevrum, 2 red devils. I dont think the Salvini are as agressive as people say.
I would highly recommend these to any aquarist.

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JuneK> - 2007-01-26
I unknowingly got a baby red Devil about 3 years ago. It grew pretty fast and is now about 7 inches long and as thick as my hand. Last year an undetermined resident of my tank laid some eggs but they never hatched. I had one other mild mannered cichlid in the tank then but it was some kind of blue colored african cichlid. In recent months my red devil killed off all other residents of the tank and has been named Hannibal. I dont want to get rid of him/her because its just such a cool fish. I still don't know the sex of this one but I'm watching to see if a forehead bump is starting to form on his head.

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kibriya - 2007-01-24
i have 10 parrot fishes and they are very beautiful. i have 2 red parrots, 1 yellow parrot fish, 1 blue and 6 jellybean parrots.
they brought new life in my 80 gallon tank.

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Debarghya - 2007-01-24
Fantastic site! Lots of useful information, but some species are missing. I was looking for some info on Severums and sharks but didn't find any. How ever, it is no doubt a great site to book mark.

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Kyle Riker-Helms - 2007-01-22
I absolutely love angelfish! after having 2 deaths (one being today) ive almost given up on trying to keep them alive more than 5 days!
i have, although, gotten a new one today as the blackskirt tetras annihilated my last one. within the hour he was eating and doing fine. its very funny to watch him chase my blackskirts away from his flowing fins - veil angel. he has definitely put them into line! they are beautiful and most of the times hardy, but watch out! dont get fish that you want and are fin-nippers. the angelfish wont tolerate it. theyll turn around and even kill it if the fish keeps at it! beautiful fish, but some have danger written all over it!

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Rod - 2007-01-15
I am new to the fish world and I LOVE IT! I have seven bloody parrots in my 55 gallon tank. If I introduce another fish, the parrots go to it and "check it out" like a dog sniffing another dog. This is so fun to watch. I don't know if it is common for fish to do this as I am new to fish but it is certainly enjoyable.

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norman - 2007-01-02
Ive had my red devil named Bruce for about 5 years. He went from a pale white to a bright orange. He is about 10 inches and still growing at this point. He is in a 75 gallon by himself and doesnt like to be bothered by anyone except me when I feed him. Otherwise he doesnt even really like me all that well. My best advise to all is to keep that water clean and keep your fingers away from the water. otherwise enjoy!

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