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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Lisa Ann - 2007-04-29
I have a red devil named "Dozer" he is now 16 years old and this is a tribute to him. He lives in a 55 gallon tank alone as he chose this for lack of wanting any live friends in his tank. He is with out a doubt one of the most fantastic loved pets that has ever owned me. He is sort of like having your very own pet dolphin. He lets me drop food in his mouth, he plays with floating toys, he communicates, and knows his name. He is probably in his last year, and when he is no longer swimming we will miss him more than he will know. Thank you Dozer for being part of my life all these years, and entertaining us and all our friends and family, you could never be replaced!

Debarghya - 2007-01-24
Fantastic site! Lots of useful information, but some species are missing. I was looking for some info on Severums and sharks but didn't find any. How ever, it is no doubt a great site to book mark.

Damien - 2006-12-31
I had a red devil for 5 years. It grew from a baby to 12 inches. At first it was very teritorial and smart. It would eat pellets right out of my hand! After moving him to a 90 gallon tank, he would let other fish exist in the tank. My red devil was a very intresting fish to own and very entertaining!

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

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.

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.:)

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...

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.

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.

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.