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AceBoogie87 - 2011-11-23
I have kept a single Buffalo Head male before untill about 3.5 inches and he was by far one of my coolest chiclids. And he was in the with a mix of Haps, Peacocks, South American and multiple Africans I kept him in my 72 gal. bowfront. I traded-in all my chiclids and went salt for a few years, but I made the switch back to fresh and the first fish I got was a small group of 4, 1.25 inch Buffalo Heads I can't wait to watch them pair up and hopefully have a successful brood! They are awesome fish to just kick-it and gaze at.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Hey you are right and having fun. Glad you enjoy.
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stan - 2011-11-27
I am looking for altum angels?

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  • mak - 2012-02-18
    Where are you from? I've got some.
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tre - 2004-09-16
I disagree with your comment about these fish being rare and expensive. There is a place right down the street from my house that has tons of these fish. They are also cheap... juveniles can be purchased for about $12.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-18
    Thanks for your input, we need to re-visit that section since they are much more available today... and as you pointed out, much less expensive than in the past!
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Maree - 2005-05-15
I have had my Jack *female* for 9 yrs. she was my brothers for 2 yrs before that. I took her in cuz she was MEAN, lol. I just adore her. she meets me at the top of her tank and nibbles on my finger. gosh she eats everything; frogs, meat, and she loves ghost shrimp. I just love when I am at my desk, she sits in the corner and just looks at me till I move to play with her, lol. she is so active. she likes when I play with her with a long straw and she drags it in the water. anything and everything in her tank she pulls out. she doesnt like anything in there,... crazzeee fisheee. i just love her.

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Anonymous - 2012-10-08
I just got my first batch a blue dolphin fry sooooooo cute guys

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-18
    Congratulations! That is so exciting... let us know how they do. I've been working on trying to breed some geophagus, but no action yet. Also Jack Dempseys, and they are spawning.  So I really like hearing about successes:)
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Animal-World info on Red Devil Cichlid
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Todd - 2008-01-08
We have a very large and very active Red Devil called Jim. He is 5 years old and is 32cm (BIG FISH!) He has a fully grown bump on the head and as many other have written is more like a house pet than a fish. Luckily for us when Jim was young he attacked a smaller cichlid that was put in his tank as a test (to see if he could have friends)the smaller cichlid got caught in Jim's mouth and became wedged. For 2 days he swam around with this fish stuck firmly, the dorsal fin had caught in his lips. Jim was taken out of the tank and had to have the smaller fish forcibly removed. Since then Jim will not attack any other fish, he may chase them every now and then but is happy to live in a community tank with around 26 other cichlids. The next largest in the tank is Stripes a Frontosa Cichlid at around 18cm. Jim is a very friendly fish, you can pat him on the bump, run your fingers over his sides and feel his heart beating. He doesn't mind me cleaning the tank as long as I don't move the gravel - it has to be his way. If I move any gravel with the siphon filter he is there within seconds attacking it and after I have finished he will then redecorate the entire tank. Trying to keep a tank your own way is impossible, but a very worthwhile and rewarding fish!

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-12
    That was quite an interesting learning experience for your fish, I'd say!
  • steve adams - 2012-09-22
    i have two red devils one the size of my hand and thother one is half that size with a knife cup fish scared to put any thing in there with them except convicts or piranhas
  • steve adams - 2012-09-22
    all my my uncles got one big huge reddevil fish and there kill anything you put in there but mind do that only when they get to close to there territory space.
  • steve adams - 2012-09-22
    all my my uncles got one big huge reddevil fish and there kill anything you put in there but mind do that only when they get to close to there territory space.
  • paul riley - 2012-11-26
    I have a 12 inch red devil which when I first got him killed everything I put in with him including 2 10 inch oscars and a 12 inch red belly pacu as well as a 14 inch pleco but in the past year something has happened with him now he accepts having other fish in his tank. I currently have a 3 inch arutus a 3inch johani chiclid and a 6inch albino zebra chiclid which he gets along fine with is this normal
  • Sugipula - 2013-01-16
    Whoa, things just got a whole lot easier.
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Animal-World info on Angelfish - Common
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jay - 2003-09-27
beautiful and aggressive

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nm123 - 2011-12-10
i just added a long finned black veil angelfish into my 30 gallon tank i also have a silver zebra angle fish that i got at a different day they are both the same size just one has shorter fins and one has longer fins and i moved all the decorations before i put him in is this a good match fin wise none of the angelfish have nipped each other yey

please right back to me asap

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  • Anonymous - 2012-11-09
    They should be okay in a 30 gallon. As with any new companions, I would keep an eye out for any aggression but it is unlikely you will have any problems.
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Batman - 2003-08-22
By far the easiest to breed. The pair will breed in a tipped over flower pot and will protect their young. The female will crush flakes and spit them out for the young to eat so they are easy to raise.

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bob - 2010-01-14
Is it neccesary to remove other cichlids or other fish from the tank when the breeding pair of krebensis are forging for food or just out and about? I noticed that they seem to be aggressive towards other fish in the tank , keeping them secluded away from the fry . Is this a stress factor for the other fish as thier movements are restricted . I currently have a 30 gallon tank with 1 convict cichlid, plus 1 electric yellow cichlid and another I havent identified (orange colored), besides the krebensis pair.

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  • Julie - 2011-08-19
    I would remove all other bottom dwelling fish. I had a pair of spawning albino kribs in a 20-gallon with 2 other small female kribs, 1 catfish, two blue rams, and 1 small algea eater. The two spawning kribs (I suspect the male) killed the catfish, algae eater, and both other female kribs. The blue rams were fine since they avoided the bottom of my tank. Their movement is restricted but they seem to be doing fine and look very healthy (beautiful color). They still get chased around from time to time by my male krib though, especially at feeding time.
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