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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k - 2008-07-07
I inherited a Red Devil when I got engaged. I really enjoy him and his personality. We almost lost him this winter when his heater stopped working right and we didn't notice it right away. He is healthy again and back to his usual habbits, moving rocks, splashing in his tank and bumping the plastic tank top. I am however having an extremely hard time keeping his tank clean. We wipe down the walls and change the filters often. It only takes less than a week and its green again. Any suggestions? OBTW he ate the pleco that we put in with him.

luisa cuesta - 2008-06-15
I have a red devil, I've had him for 15 yrs. I read your story and I had to respond. I was wondering if it was unusual to have a fish for that many years. Anyway I was cleaning his tank today and he started to tip down so I held him up with a net, and now he is staying up by himself but he is not swimming around. He is just staying in one spot and his mouth is constantly moving up and down. Please respond back, thank you.

ross - 2008-04-23
I had a Red Devil, whom had just passed. I got him when I graduated high school, and he did live up to 15 yrs. Just wanted to know if any body has (or heard of) any that have live that long or longer. Thanks, great fish and will get another. Wilmington NC

Daljit Singh - 2008-01-26
I have a red devil and I like it. It eats what ever you throw in the tank.

Red devil - 2008-01-22
I have a Red devil and it is very dangerous. Also it is wild caught, 16 inches monster. I am a monster fish keeper. I have 300 gallons and have real sharks and snakeheads. I also have a fish called wolf fish that is for sale for 300 dollars, and he is 4 foot long.

DOT - 2008-01-18
I am a mother of a 1 year old Red Devil. My kids think I'm crazy because I talk to Satan, lol, that's my fishes name. He has become part of my family. If I over sleep he wakes me by hitting the gravel against the glass. He really is a beautiful fish. Most people think he's a goldfish. I have not been able to touch him, he is still to aggressive. But he does know the difference between who lives in the hoome and strangers. He will attack the glass if he doesn't know you. He likes my granddaughter, when she kisses the glass Satan puts his lips to the glass as if to kiss her back. She loves to make him follow her hand up and down the tank. Keeping the tank clean is a whole other story, but I care enough about him, he's like my other child. [LOVE YA SATAN] DOT PROVIDENCE R.I.

brandon - 2008-01-09
lol, I have a pair that are about 1.5 yrs old now, they are about 7" long and breed EVERY 7-8 WEEKS, haha. I have so many of those things now I dont know what to do with them :)

christina - 2007-11-13
Well, I got my first Red Devil. He/She has no name yet and is only about 2". Hopefully he will not grow to kill his tank mate (a lrg just as aggressive Oscar-conviently named Oscar the grouch). They have been together for 2 weeks and get along great (probably b/c there is plenty of room to cohabitate). I love how interactive he is with me when i come home or go to feed them.

marielynn - 2007-08-16
i just bought 4 red devil fish and love them, but they are very agressive. yesterday i got up and found a bunch of eggs laying in the bottom and side of the tank where my big male dug all the gravel. i tried to put a nylon on the pump so that it doesn't suck up all the babies, and the female attacked my hand and made it bleed and bruised. if you go close to that corner she tries to scare you, so you dont go close. but no matter what, i fell in love with those fish after having oscars fish for couple of years. i think those one are the best, planning to have a super hugesfish tank builr in my wall, just try to find the right person to do it.

kayleigh - 2007-08-15
I had a fabulous Red Devil named "Coconut" for 7 years. He was the most interesting creature I have ever owned. I purchased him as a baby, about 1 and 1/5 inches in length. I bought him when I was young, and I really didn't know what I was getting in to. So he began doing what he did best, growing, ruining my tank decorations, and trying to attack me through the glass. I went through 4 different tanks with him, as I kept needing to buy bigger ones to accomodate him. I loved him! I never knew fish could have that much personality. Sadly, I lost him yesterday... he died in my hands as I was trying to revive him. He will be greatly missed.. The coolest fish I ever owned. I love you little buddy!