Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by kolden36 These are great fish to have in your tank, only 1 as they are aggressive and can grow to be over a foot in length according to your tank size. Red Devils are hardy, easy to care for fish. They will live a long time all the ones I have ever had outlasted my tanks, and I had to just sell them back to the store I got them from.
October 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by CichlidLoverToo VERY AGGRESSIVE, YOU CAN HAVE ONLY ONE (maybe)
Although stunningly beautiful orange, be aware of the temperament of this fish. You may or may not luck out and have a semi-even tempered Red Devil. They also get very large. Compatibility level is low.
If it is color you are seeking, I would go with the Africans vs. the Central Americans cichlid.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Ryguy82 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.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CryCry 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.
November 7, 2013