Red Devil Tank Mates
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Red Devil Tank Mates

Red Devil Tank Mates

This is a discussion on Red Devil Tank Mates within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I got a little 2-3" Red Devil tonight and I was wondering what some possible tank mates would be. I am keeping him in ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bolivian Ram
Bolivian Ram
Old 03-02-2012, 03:13 AM   #1
Adamson's Avatar
Red Devil Tank Mates

I got a little 2-3" Red Devil tonight and I was wondering what some possible tank mates would be.
I am keeping him in a 55 gallon aquarium, currently heavily planted (I guess we will see what it looks like in the morning) and I was wondering what other cichlids would be okay to keep with it. I know they would have to be rather small considering it is a small tank, but at the same time probably decently aggressive to hold their own.
Adamson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
rrcoolj's Avatar
None... 55 gallons is too small for even one red devil. Not only that but I doubt one will tolerate anything else for long in that size tank. Plus I am like 99% sure that those plants will get ripped to shreds very soon.

PS: you fish is probably not an actual red devil. It is more likely a hybrid of the red devil(amphilophus labiatus) and midas cichlid(amphilophus citrinellum). Most people just call them midevils.
rrcoolj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
Tazman's Avatar
Agreed on the tank being too small for them.

Yes they are small now but they grow quick and still show the aggression at a young age.

They are best kept alone in a species only tank as they do not make good tank mates for much unless the tank is 125g 6ft long or bigger.

With regards to the plants, they will either rip them to shreds or be constantly digging them up. Nothing you can do to prevent them digging, it is their nature.

They would be far better suited for a 75g or larger tank.
Tazman is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introducing a large female Red Devil to a male Red Devil wicked Cichlids 2 01-18-2010 04:07 PM
100 gallon tank setup severum tank mates luciano Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 10-10-2009 02:59 AM
Bolty,discus,tank & tank mates + tangs,syno's & lava bolty Cichlids 13 03-01-2007 12:37 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 AM.