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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Triple J - 2009-01-30
I have a Red Devil named Sunshine. He is about 12 years old now, and just in the last couple of months, he has developed "pop-eye". It is very sad to see him go this way, but I've tried everything to bring him back to health. He's been a great fish with lots of personality and is really familiar with all the normal routines, tank cleaning, and even netting! He is blind in one eye now, but I haven't given up. He now has a little friend to chum arround with. A 2 inch Frontosa keeps him lively, but not aggressive. Better that seeing him lying on the bottom, leaning his body against the glass. I'm so sad about it.

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stephaun - 2008-08-06
I am a 12 year old fish breeder. I have a 75 gallon show tank. I have a female red devil that is eight inches long and a 13 inch male flowerhorn. They get along great they are working on there first set of eggs. I love the red devil because they are a unique and cool fish.

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Leah - 2008-07-17
The average life span of a red devil is 12 years, and they and will eat everything in the tank. So long as you keep the water clean, 25% changes weekly, they live a long and happy life. Plus they are great companions. Like a dog almost. Great personalities and definately adopt the owner. I have to pet mine when I change the tank water or he gets angry and pops me!

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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