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Red Devil Cichlid

Discounted Price $14.39 Old Price $17.99
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The Red Devil Cichlid is a beautiful Central American fish that is both energetic and aggressive, and will make a wonderful addition to your tank. Great for intermediate aquarists, this colorful fish is easy to care for and wonderful to have in your aquarium.

Features: Great for intermediate aquarists; Middle Swimmer
Includes: 1 Fish
Intended For: Intermediate
Colors: Red
Size: 10 in

Feeding Instructions: Diet: Flake, Frozen, Pellet, Freeze-Dried

Minimum tank size: 40g
Compatibility: Territorial
Decor: Artificial Plants

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Red Devil Cichlid
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Red Devil Cichlid is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my father had one for about 8 or so years and it was a very buetilful aggressive fish that i liked to brag about when i was little, i would beware of it eating other fish and when me and my brother would feed it ( we werent very smart when we did) it would bite our fingers, i woiuld recomend having it with large bottem feeders or catfish that are aggressive, i had two large bottem feeders with mine and they stayed away from the red devil but in the beggining they did fight alot but now are just territorial, i would reccomend it to any aggressive fish lover, but i have heard that if they are raised with other chichlids they can be friendly
Date published: 2010-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!! 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.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting fish! Must have. For me, I love cichlid's of all types. This fish here is my most memorible one though. I had one named Atila, and she was severely aggressive. You would often walk by her tank and she would try to "eat your face" when you got close. This fish may look small at first, but they can grow really fast and big. After awhile, you will want to make a tank just for it! My fish Atila would attack and eat our other fish, so we had to move her to separate tank. They like to move rocks around a lot, so don't expect the layout of the tank to stay the same. I also noticed if you own a female, they tend to produce eggs a lot but then end up eating them if not fertilized. Overall, keep this fish separated from others. And enjoy many wonderful moments with this little brat ;)!
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great fish to have. I had one for about two years, it grew from about 2 inches to 6 inches before he died. The one I had was very aggressive, in one night he managed to kill the two oscars that I had, they were a bit bigger than the Red Devil, but it still took them out. I had to put it in a separate tank to help keep the peace in the 60 gallon tank it was in before. It would also rearrange the crushed coral gravel that I had in the tank and pull out all the plants I had in there. I could replant them and level out the coral, but the next morning it would be all messed up
Date published: 2010-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this fish! but they are A LOT of work. they need a 50+ gallon tank. and they get up to 12 inches. however they are so cute and funny! but only get one, i had 3 and the one i have now ate the other 2...just saying. but if you are willing to put in the time and money for their tank it is deffinately worth it.
Date published: 2010-03-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They get progressively ugly as they grow... When i first bought my red devil, he looked just like the image provided by petsmart on this website. However, as it grew I felt it was getting more and more ugly.. The lump on top of its head gets quite large and they look somewhat disproportional... I highly suggest looking at an image of what they will look like in 6-8 months before purchasing one. Also, they tend to slow down the older they get. Just my personal experience and opinion.
Date published: 2013-02-01
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How can i purchase a red devil fish?

Asked by: ms kigtty
Go to the store.
Answered by: Example Jackie28
Date published: 2019-01-05

Do you think a red devil cichlid would start a fight with a cichlid that grows 32 inches.

Asked by: wolfman jenkins
Probably not 
Answered by: Bettandpupgirl1781
Date published: 2019-03-30

What kind of cichlid is your favorite.

Asked by: xore
Answered by: Bettandpupgirl1781
Date published: 2019-03-03

is it a female or male

Asked by: enak
I prefer a female fish.
Answered by: fishyfishman
Date published: 2019-03-30
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