Red Devil Cichlid
VERY AGGRESSIVE, YOU CAN HAVE ONLY ONE (maybe)
Although stunningly beautiful orange, be aware of the temperament of this fish. You may or may not luck out and have a semi-even tempered Red Devil. They also get very large. Compatibility level is low.
If it is color you are seeking, I would go with the Africans vs. the Central Americans cichlid.
May 11, 2014
Wonderful "Wet Pet"
In my 20+ years of keeping Cichlids, the Red Devil and/or Midas Cichlid is my favorite to keep. They are intelligent, fearless, interactive, and incredibly aggressive. In a large enough tank (75G+), regular water changes, and a healthy diet, expect them to grow 8-10" in their first year. These fish make wonderful pets, and are always a topic of discussion for visitors in your home. Be forewarned, they do not play nice with others, and will most likely kill their tankmates. If you're hoping to establish a pair, buy a group of 6 juveniles and let them pair off naturally. Otherwise, they do not take well to new fish once they've established their territories.
February 7, 2014
I used to have a red devil. They say they are aggressive but thats hard to say. Mine loved me, I was able to pet it and hand feed it, but it hated my dad. When my dad would clean the tank it would attack him - a funny sight. It was a while ago that i had one, but i believe we had other fish in the tank, just make sure you have a big enough tank and places for the other fish to hide. I totally recommend a red devil, if yours loves you like mine did you wont see him as a fish but more as part of the family. Sadly mine died when my little cousin pour the whole container of fish food in the tank, that was 10+ years ago and I'm still mad about it - like i said they become part of your family as a dog or cat would.
November 7, 2013
I'd recommend for a 90gal minimum!
despite the fact that I said I would not recommend, I would... As long as you can accommodate it! These guys are active, aggressive and grow really fast. Make sure you do your research for suitable tank mates, or they won't make it! You can have a couple in a 90gallon. But you need to use ornaments/rocks/driftwood to break up line of sight from one territory to the next, or else these guys will torment any fish in sight!
February 24, 2013