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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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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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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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Anthony - 2012-11-12
What fish can I put in with my 2 oscars?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-12
    First thing.  How big is your tank?
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lew - 2011-08-06
I am in dire need of females red zebras. I have bought a dozen or so localy and turns out they were all males. I hate seeing them tear each other up.

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josue - 2011-07-30
Can r.d. be with/ oscars, arowanas, fresh water moray eel, pleco, red tail cat, bala shark, mystic shark, motoro sting ray, red ear slider turtle, severum, parrot cichlid, discus, frontosa, pacu, dog tooth cichlid, clown knife, black ghost and jewel cichlid in a 150 gal.?

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  • Red Devil Lover - 2011-08-09
    To be quite honest, I already think your tank is over populated you have some big fish in there. Adding a Red Devil will only cause him/her and the other fish stress.
  • Tank Dwellers - 2011-11-06
    Your tank is capable of handling 50-60 fish you should be fine. My breeder keeps around 150-170 fish in his 240 gal.
  • bill - 2011-12-20
    No, Defintely No, a single pacu,red tail catfish,clown knife fish or arowana would be to big for that tank each requiring 500 gallons, 2000 for the red tail catfish. A few serveums or parrot cichlids would be okay in that tank. Some fontosas by themselves would be okay. And a colony of dog tooth cichlids would be good.6-7 discus with no tank mates would be okay. Red ear sliders are best kept without fish in the tank. A Motoro sting ray would be okay but they are very difficult to keep. 3-4 bala
  • bill - 2011-12-20
    No, Deffintaly No, a single pacu,red tail catfish, mystic shark, clown knife fish or arowana would be to big for that tank each requiring 500 gallons, 2000 for the red tail catfish. A few serveums or parrot cichlids would be okay in that tank. Some fontosas by themselves would be okay. And a colony of dog tooth cichlids would be good.6-7 discus with no tank mates would be okay. Red ear sliders are best kept without fish in the tank. A Motoro sting ray would be okay but they are very difficult to keep. 3-4 Bala sharks would be good. Or one black ghost knife. Or two oscars. Or one red devil. If you put every one of those fish in a 125 gallon none of them could move it would be so crowded!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-10
    You have a very different grouping of wish. As this guys grow I think you are going to have some issues. I would not add anymore fish. One thing you didn't add is the size of the current tankmates and if you have other tanks to re-home if they out grow the tank.
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