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Ashley Sweet - 2006-08-28
I have two oscars, names "white boy" 7 inch and "black boy"8 inch. I've had my albino for a year and made the mistake of leaving him by himself in a 10 gal w/ the pleco the whole time. I had to go buy one his size and switched to a twenty gal tall(It seemed so much bigger when I bought it. The new oscar actually has "white boy" beat by about an inch all around but you couldn't tell it by how they act. The first night they hung out the whole time "palling" around the tank and now it's like the albino is entirely jealous of the new guy and having to share food or feeding time. There's definately not a shortage of food they eat about 3-4 times a day and not lightly. He keeps scaring him behind the log in the tank. He's so spoiled but I love them both. They are so fun unlike my betta which plays dead until its feeding time :)

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Anonymous - 2006-08-10
I had two salvinis (salvinii) in a tank with two blue gouramis, a moonlight gourami, a giant upside down catfish, and two very large plecos. The only thing the salvinis ever attacked was each other. One ended up killing the other. They were both 5 inches long. The surviving one never hurts any of the gouramis, I am surprised, but happy.

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Mike - 2006-07-26
he is so aggresive because they do not want any one so they show them who is the boss.

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Scott - 2006-07-22
I HAVE HAD A RED DEVIL SINCE HE WAS A YOUNGIN. HE IS IN A 55 GALLON TANK AND SEEMS TO BE VERY HAPPY, ALTHOUGH THE FISH I TRY TO ADD TO THE TANK DO NOT LAST A NIGHT. THE RED DEVIL IS NOW 9 INCHES LONG AND I WOULDN'T GET NEAR HIM, I THROW 30 OR 40 SMALL FEEDERS IN AND THAT KEEPS HIM BUSY FOR 3 DAYS OR SO, HE IS LOYAL....(MY OFFICE PIT BULL)

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DAVID VANG - 2006-07-12
i have in my 55 gallon tank 2 red devils and 2 blood parrots. there are alot of rocks and there are many rock formations. the blood parrots are highly agressive because they always beat up the 2 red devils and they have their own place.

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princess - 2006-07-10
I have 14 red devils in a 30 gallon tank. After reading your comments I wonder how they survived. It started out as 9 fish and they had babies. Only 5 out of 10 survived. I love my fish and they get along pretty good. When they fight they get yelled at and chased with the net. They are not very big because the tank is so small but they are happy. They play with their toys, rearrange their tank, and love to eat. I won't give them up for anything.

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justin c. pinheiro - 2006-07-08
I have one oscar that i got 4 years ago. well there was originally 2 but then the other one caught a disease that i couldn't cure and eventually died after about a week. anyway when i first got the oscars they were only about an inch. now after only about four years the one thats left is now suprisingly 9 inches. i keep him alone in a 55 gallon tank. the only thing alive i keep in the tank with him are goldfish but they don't last long if you know what i mean. The oscar is a good fish to keep in a species tank but just make sure the tank is big enough or they will fight, eventually resulting in a serious injury or death. I would recommend this fish to anyone who can handle it.

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Jesska - 2006-07-04
I have had several parrotfish and have found them to be very entertaining fish. I really enjoy their interesting behavior and interactions with each other. They are one of my favorite freshwater fish and my parrot fish species aquarium is a constant source of conversation.

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Andrew - 2006-07-04
I have 3 Firemouth Cichlids and two of them are currently breeding. Instead of cleaning off a rock, they dug all the way down to the glass. They are getting very territorial and sometimes even almost killing the other fish.

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Jason - 2006-06-30
I had 16 red devills living together, I NOW HAVE ONE :), ENOUGH SAID!!

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