09-30-2011, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by yippee
Hello all. I have a Red Devil cichlid i grew out from a batch of eggs (got it where i work). I'd say he's probably 4-6 inches right now (I'm horrible with measurements, I'll try to get him to sit still by the tape measure tomorrow). He is in a 55 gallon tank right now, however I am moving my Tanganyikans out of their 100 gallon tank into a 125. I'll be using the 100 gallon (60x21x18) to move the Red Devil into since it won't be long before he outgrows the 55 gallon. Anyways, I'm curious for some general suggestions on what (generally) mix well with a RD cichlid or what you have kept with them. Keep in mind I'm just looking for general suggestions, I know every fish is going to have a different temperment and nothing is a guaranteed match. I am wanting to try to drop the new tankmates in when i switch over tanks so they have a chance to establish territories too.
A few fish I am interested in:
I have not found anything that mixes well with the Red devil.
Once the fish reaches 8 inches,, It could make life miserable for anything else in the tank.
Green terror and Jack dempsey look enough alike to each other to provoke frequent fight's among themselves and the Red devil would in all likelihood, join the fray to assert his/her dominance.
Blue acara also appears much like the Dempsey and green terror and these fishes would not get along for long in the tank unless lot's of places exist for fishes to hide,run to.
Tank in my view would be constant sparring fighting even in 100 gal as these fish matured.
Perhaps a divider could work and would be safe approach if fishes well being is of primary concern.