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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Gary - 2006-12-24
I have a 240 gallon tank with 4 oscars each one over 10 inches, 3 red devils each one over 10 inches, and 3 of these long blue fish called texan somethin like that. im not a fish person, i just enjoy watching them gulp down 1000 goldfish a month my fish store friind supplies me weekly, hah

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Ashfakh - 2006-12-09
I have a Rad devil from 6 months of about 6 inches. A great fish to keep but ensure you keep them single. Its great to see the fish kept in a big tank. Its loves to see you sitting beside the tank and play with it by moving your fingers over the glass surface. A great fish for fish loves.

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Troy - 2006-10-07
I just got my Red Devil a few weeks ago and it was an awesome pale pink colour. It has just started to mottle black along the fin edges. It's pretty happy with my oscar, 5 bala sharks, 1 pleco, 3 silver dollars and a tinfoil barb in a 540 litre tank.:)

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marz - 2006-10-04
I have a baby red devil about 3 months old and a parrot cichlid (5 months old) they seem to get along okay so far. I love both of the fish as they are very commical and enjoy the space of the 60 gallon tank they are housed in. I had a baby oscar in the tank too but the red devil stressed him so bad that I had to move him to a new tank. So only time will tell as to the aggression levels. I hope peaches is not going to be a nasty fish...

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Mike - 2006-07-26
he is so aggresive because they do not want any one so they show them who is the boss.

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Scott - 2006-07-22
I HAVE HAD A RED DEVIL SINCE HE WAS A YOUNGIN. HE IS IN A 55 GALLON TANK AND SEEMS TO BE VERY HAPPY, ALTHOUGH THE FISH I TRY TO ADD TO THE TANK DO NOT LAST A NIGHT. THE RED DEVIL IS NOW 9 INCHES LONG AND I WOULDN'T GET NEAR HIM, I THROW 30 OR 40 SMALL FEEDERS IN AND THAT KEEPS HIM BUSY FOR 3 DAYS OR SO, HE IS LOYAL....(MY OFFICE PIT BULL)

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DAVID VANG - 2006-07-12
i have in my 55 gallon tank 2 red devils and 2 blood parrots. there are alot of rocks and there are many rock formations. the blood parrots are highly agressive because they always beat up the 2 red devils and they have their own place.

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princess - 2006-07-10
I have 14 red devils in a 30 gallon tank. After reading your comments I wonder how they survived. It started out as 9 fish and they had babies. Only 5 out of 10 survived. I love my fish and they get along pretty good. When they fight they get yelled at and chased with the net. They are not very big because the tank is so small but they are happy. They play with their toys, rearrange their tank, and love to eat. I won't give them up for anything.

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Jason - 2006-06-30
I had 16 red devills living together, I NOW HAVE ONE :), ENOUGH SAID!!

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Leona - 2006-06-26
I have a 125 gallon tank and before getting a Red Devil I had a large Oscar(12in) large algae eater(14in)3 full grown Jack Dempsey.Got him from Petsmart. When I introduced my Red Devil to the tank(about 7 months ago) he was somewhat small, so I had to make alot of hiding places for him. As he grew, so did he aggressiveness. He killed my 2 Jack Dempsey and the last one is hanging on to his life. I have seperated him so he can heal. He had completely taken his tail off. I am still admazed how he is still alive. I love my Red Devil aka Leader. Now I have just the algae,oscar,pacu and a wounded jack dempsey. Although he has caused alot of commotion I wouldn't trade him for the world. Although I had two loses, I still wouldn't trade him for the world.

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