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D.J. Shinduke - 2006-12-17
The Jack Dempsey will always be my favorite. I have had them for years mixed in with Green Terrors, Texas cichlids, Acaras, firemouths, and many other tropical fish. They are easily obtained, inexpensive, hardy and adult specimens are spectacular!

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Ashfakh - 2006-12-09
I have a Rad devil from 6 months of about 6 inches. A great fish to keep but ensure you keep them single. Its great to see the fish kept in a big tank. Its loves to see you sitting beside the tank and play with it by moving your fingers over the glass surface. A great fish for fish loves.

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Rob - 2006-11-27
just purchased a baby front for $30 AU. in the body of the info it says they leave plants alone, but in some of the reports it says they have been pulling them up. i hope i can keep my plants nice and safe!

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careaguis - 2006-11-26
For several month now me and my partner have hesitated in getting some BP`s. First off you hear Cichlid! And you became afraid of it`s impact on the other tanks mates. The weekend before Thanksgiving, we visited several fish stores in the San Diego County area, they carried all types of BP`s, at which we observed mesmerized as all ways. Sadly enough we discovered about the controversy in the colored patterns, so we said NO to that.
We live in Ensenada, in Baja, and we have here as well, our favorite fish store that has had for some months now a group of six natural colored BF`s, that we admired for some time in the establishment. But the person in charge always discouraged us in getting them for being Cichlids. Yesterday I visited them again and told the person, prepare me two of the smaller ones in the group of BF`s. Are you sure?! he asked, and I responded I`ll come back in the afternoon to pick them up. I got home and dived into the Internet to find opinions, was I going in the right direction? Was this a good idea? Were there going to be problems with the rest of the community tank mates (1 Black Japanese Gold Fish 2.5-3

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mark - 2006-11-18
Great fish. I have 2 in my 15 gal along with 2 blue 'bar' morphs of the same size. They get along peacefully with my squad of 6 Tiger barbs. They are great for a relatively small tanks or limited space. Very curious and will attempt to bite my finger with their tiny little mouths whenever i feed or place it in.

- Great l'il fish!

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Yvone - 2006-10-30
Hello! For the first time EVER I have two dempsey's laying eggs. Mind you, I have had Oscars in the past and they never bred. These dempsey's are about a year old and are absolutely fabulous! I didn't even know that the dance the male was doing was the mating dance. They have cleaned an area in their tank, as well as the thing in it in which to hide. I came home from work today (10/30) and saw eggs everywhere! Lots and Lots of eggs~! The female is watching over the eggs while the male is not too far away watching too. My b/f thought that the tank was not a friendly environment for the eggs to hatch. I told him that very much so it is, because they are really from waters that don't move. When I bought them, they were both the size of a dime and have been best friends since. And apparently they are lovers too! I have noticed today that they kiss many times. They go up to one another and kinda grab each others bottom lips ever so gently and then they seperate. They do this very frequently. hmmm now where to give/sell those babies when they do hatch! :)

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faris - 2006-10-22
I love my angelfish. He's so pretty and lively, he's a beautiful gold and has black spots on his tail and face.

The bad thing about Angelfish, though, is that they don't mix well with Pink Kissing Gouramis. My pink kissing gourami, Mina, has a bad habbit of chasing after the little Angelito and nipping at his beautiful fins. I think she's just jealous, but I'm worried she might kill him... =(

If you want to mix these two beautiful and distinctive fish, I suggest buying the angelfish a bit older so it knows how to defend itself against the malevolent kissing gourami.

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Troy - 2006-10-07
I just got my Red Devil a few weeks ago and it was an awesome pale pink colour. It has just started to mottle black along the fin edges. It's pretty happy with my oscar, 5 bala sharks, 1 pleco, 3 silver dollars and a tinfoil barb in a 540 litre tank.:)

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marz - 2006-10-04
I have a baby red devil about 3 months old and a parrot cichlid (5 months old) they seem to get along okay so far. I love both of the fish as they are very commical and enjoy the space of the 60 gallon tank they are housed in. I had a baby oscar in the tank too but the red devil stressed him so bad that I had to move him to a new tank. So only time will tell as to the aggression levels. I hope peaches is not going to be a nasty fish...

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Daniel Noon - 2006-09-29
I have had a male Jack for about ten years. He lives in a 50 gallon tank. He is extraordinarily large, approx 14 inches long and nearly 2 inches wide. He is Evil and beautiful. About a year ago, I was washing the dishes when a small mouse ran over my feet. I caught it and threw in the tank just to see what would happen. He hit it so hard that it startled me. He hit it a second time and the mouse was gone. A few moments later, he opened his gills and mouth and expelled fur and bone. He has killed everything that I have put in the tank including a 12 inch snakehead and a 16 inch pleco. I have his tank beside my couch and when he is hungry, he splashes me. He has a great amount of character and I will miss him greatly when he expires.

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