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Justine Dillenbeck - 2005-12-29
We used to have a Red Devil. We named him Lips because of his personality. He grew to be around 10 inches long. When we first bought him he was only about an inch long with almost 20 other fish in the small 29 gallon tank. A year later only him and the algae-eater were still alive. And to think he was the smallest fish when we bought him! He had the best personality I've ever seen in a fish. Every now and then he would get really excited and hit his head on the rocks in the tank. He would float near the top for a minute or two then he would swim around and do it again! After awhile you could see a huge knot on his head. He would come to the top of the tank and we could feed him by hand. He was so cool. After a few years he got sick and he died. A few days ago we bought another baby Red Devil. We put him in the tank with one other cichlid, and he's already taken over! The other one is cowering in a corner and the Devil has complete control of the tank. I think we're going to call him Lucifer...

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Suzanne - 2005-12-26
I have a Jack Dempsey and I am not a live fish feeder kind of person so I used to feed him just about everything else from krill to blood worm cubes, but now his diet consists of shrimp pellets and it has been shrimp pellets for the last 5 years. He is 14 yrs old now and still going strong although I have noticed he isnt like a dog at feeding time anymore. He doesnt wag as much as he used to and somedays doesnt even wag at all. But at 14 I dont expect him to want to do all that wagging up top anymore. He is the absolute best fish I have ever owned so far and has kept me entertained all these years.

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Brook C. - 2005-12-22
The Electric Yellow Cichlid I have is only about 3 inches at this point. I believe it is a male, but regardless, he has been great! Quite a trooper! I accidently ended up cycling a 30 gallon freshwater tank with him and 2 gold Gouramis. I've had him 6 months now and he is still doing great, wonderful color, eating good, and peaceful. No matter what, he is always beautiful and I'm not afraid he'll die at any moment! (smiles) He inspired me to do a new cichlid tank.
Sincerely,
Logan
CO.

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DAVID VANG - 2005-12-19
Oscars, to me personally are fun to raise, although i have lost one due to water changes. i had 2 red oscars and 2 albino oscars, i lost a red oscar. mine are about 7 inches each in a 60 gal. tank. they do get aggressive towards the red one. their colorations are very beautiful. i would say these fishes are not for beginnners.

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Rahul Patrick - 2005-12-15
hi i am Rahul Patrick from New Delhi, India. I've had almost two dozen Oscars in the past one year and trust me they are the best. except discus, i have had all the so called exotic fishes. none come close to the oscars as adorable pets. right now i have five juveniles in a 70 fallon tank; ne pink, one red, two tigers,and an albino. there tank mates are two green texas chiclids, one of them being six inches long. these oscars love to eat aything especially if it is boiled chicken. i am waiting for them to grow and then would be shifting them to a new 200 gallon tank. thanks

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Kurtis Cochrane - 2005-12-12
I have 2 frontosa's and they love smaller fish for lunch. they do grow very fast as they are about 7-8 in with room to move in a 200 gallon tank.

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security - 2005-12-12
We got Brutus when He was three quarters of an inch. That was six years ago. Today Brutus is six inches long and two inches wide. He's seen a lot of fish come and go over the years, and he hated them all! Nobody comes to Brutus's house! In August we got a Pangasius Catfish that was about an inch long. We call him Sharky. He's the only fish that has made it so far. Sharky is now nine inches long and growing. although he has some scars, he seems to be tough enough to take The Wrath of Brutus! I just learned on your web site that Sharky can grow to three feet long, so I guess my thirty gallon tank won't do! Heading out to spend some money at my local pet store, see ya!

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troy hoath - 2005-12-11
hi, im troy. im in year 10. i have a tiger oscar. hes about 5 inches and im getting an albino oscar that about 25cm long. my oscar likes blood worms and feeder fish and the occasional gold fish. i like oscars because they are the best fish iv ever had and iv stuck with. iv had gold fish and they are just crap. oscars are visious and i like that.

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oscar circus - 2005-12-11
oscars are great. i have three 10 inchers in a 200 gal. tank. they even do tricks like jump through a flaming hoop, and the one even tap dances!

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Ron - 2005-12-10
Have 5 Yellow Labs recently transferred from 25 to a 33 gal. tank. I don't know why, but they seemed happier in the 25 gal tank - swimming into plants, harassing my 2 Corys and digging trenches in the gravel. The only occupant they (esp. the intensely coloured male) respected was my big kahuna of a Pleco. Perhaps, they are still adjusting to the new surroundings. I've arranged about 7 caves in their new home using Peridodite, Obsidian, and Sandstone, - and one hunk of Malaysian Driftwood. I hope I've not lowered the pH too much (by using the wood) since they LOVE HARD water. I'll try to add a few more snails for them to munch on. However, I still have to find a guideline to differentiate between the sexes, since the eggspot can reside on both Male AND Female...

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