Animal Stories - Red Devil Cichlid


Animal-World Information about: Red Devil Cichlid

A beautiful but violent fish, the iconic Red Devil makes for one of the most striking show cichlids in the hobby!
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MOSHE - 2006-06-20
this is moshe and i have a four red devils in my 150 gallon tank. they are very agressive towards each other. they will chase all other fish away. i have two black oscars that stand up for themselves. i also have a snakeskin gauramie that is very agressive. i usually wash my tank every six months. i feed them turtle food, flakes, and feeding fish. they will eat everything as long as they fit into there mouth. i would not recommend red devils for beginners because they are very aggressive and can bite. they like to eat alot as long as they can eat in two minutes it will be fine. i highly recommend them for large tanks because they need space and if they dont it wont live and grow as fast as you want it to.

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sayeed amin - 2006-06-10
i've had a red devil for a year and he is very mean. he killed an oscar and any other fish i ever put with him. he is living by himself because he killed them

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Vincent Gibson - 2006-05-26
I have two red devils, a huge algae eater, a pacu and a 6.5 inch irridescent shark. I originally also had 3 oscars, a needle nose gar, and a fire mouth cichlid but damieon and debow (the red devils) killed them.

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Jake - 2006-05-25
I had a red devil that got about 8in. he lived with an oscar that was the same size, a breeding pair of convicts about 4 inches, a convict texas cichlid hybrid (he was 11 or 12in.), and a jack dempsey cichlid about 10in. They were in a 75 gallon for about 5 years and were rarly ever agressive to anything but feeders. They unfortunetly got ick from a feeder goldfish and died.

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Dave Bush - 2006-05-16
Our Red Devil is the meanest fish on the block. A true bully. We have to put the mean sucker in lockdown to give the other inhabitants a break.

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Robert Aviles - 2006-05-05
I've got a red devil myself. He's currently by himself, because he's killed (or nearly killed) all his tank mates! When he was first bought, he was about 3 to 5 inches and had a little black spot on his upper lip (like a little mustach). This is why we named him Hitler! Well, he's now full 15 inches and no longer has his mustach, but because he ate the legs (and claws!) off a crawfish (who once lived with him), the name Hitler still seems appropiate!

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MAGS LSD - 2006-04-29
I HAVE A RED DEVIL, VERY AGRESIVE! HE ATTACKS THE SIDE OF THE TANK WHEN EVER YOU WALK BY IT, BUT HE IS COOL WHEN CLEANING TANK. HE HAS KILLED ALL HIS FREINDS AND IS CURRENTLY BY HIMSELF. COST ME A LOT OF MONEY IN FREINDS BUY IS STILL MY BABY.

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ben daley/ australia - 2006-04-25
i have red devil and i have had him for about a year and he is massive. he has killed 4 oscars 2 jaguars and smashes yabbis that are about 6 inches

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Justin - 2006-04-19
hi, ihave a red devil. i got him from petsmart and he was 1.5 inches when
i purchased him. now after 5 months he is 5.5 inches and he gets along fine with my texas cichlid, green terror, and firemouth. my meanest fish is the great albino catfish, and he attacks them all the time. my red devil eats my minnows i put in there for my needle fish, so i had to put the needle fish in a different tank. moreover, red devils are great to have.

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Shan - 2006-04-11
I have had my red devil for a little over a year. He was shy and afraid for the first week or two after i got him but as he got bigger he became more confident. He grew from 3 inches to 8.5 inches now and still growing! He moved to a 72 gal tank from a 20 and he grew almost 4 inches in less than 4 months. He is just starting to get teeth and he uses them! We had a tug-of-war with the net and he almost won. I would tell anyone to get a red devil. He is so smart and entertaining. I love him so much! Red devils truely make wonderful pets, but as ive learned, many times they must live alone.

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