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post #11 of 15 Old 02-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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if i were you i would bring back the red devils and get some smaller fish before you get anymore attached to them. it will probably be the best thing to do. that or get a really big tank. there are many other cichlids out there that will stay small like dwarfs, lemon cichlids, electric yellow cichlids, or checkerboard cichlids. these are just a few.
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post #12 of 15 Old 02-08-2008, 05:24 PM
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Hey I have a 40 gallon tank too that's not in use
You could probably keep the African cichlids in the 30 gallon and the others in the 40 gallon. This would only be a short term solution while they are small though because as the Red Devils and Blood Parrot mature there will be more aggression toward each other and you'll have to either get a very large tank or re-home them. You might be able to get away with 1 red devil in a 40 gallon but I'm not sure. What are the dimensions of the 40 gallon?

Oh, forgot to ask you something I turned the lights out and these fish have been playing for hours. Is this weird that their not resting/sleeping?
LOL I don't know...my fish are also active when their tank light is out but the room lights are on (Especially the cories and the pleco). It's probably when the room is completely dark that they finally catch somes zzzzs.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #13 of 15 Old 02-09-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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What are the dimensions of the 40 gallon?
The tank is 36 inches long and 18 wide.
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post #14 of 15 Old 02-10-2008, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by FishRCool
WHY do they put these little cute fish in the stores and say you can put this many and this many in the tank and the fish are destined to be HUGE.
Money...they sell you fish, fish then die one way or another, so you go back and buy more. They don't care, so it's up to us to do our research before we buy even if it means more than one trip to the pet store (and who honestly only goes once anyways? I'm lucky if I only go once a week!)
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-10-2008, 10:27 AM
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at least there are a few good stores out there
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