04-05-2014, 05:39 PM
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Midas cichlids (amphilophus citrenellus) can easily grow to 14in, and red devils (amphilophus labiatus) can grow just as big. In one of my favourite lfs I honestly saw a 14+in pure bred midas (at least he certainly looked pure). That was about a year ago. A biologist (Jeramy Wade) said that fish will continue to grow throughout there entire life. Once they reach their 'maximum' size, their growth will slow considerably, and their continued growth will be almost unnoticeable, but they are nonetheless still growing. The warmer the water, the higher the oxygen content, the more food available, and the more space, the faster they will continue to grow. A classic example is the wels catfish in southern spain, which can grow to 10+ft, and have been documented to attack, and sometimes devour people while they swimming.