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jontour
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:12 am Reply with quote
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Hello,I have always had African cichlids and still do. Anyway, my buddy had a Red Devil he wanted to get rid of because he bought it without doing the research first. When he found out how agressive they can get , he gave it to me. The Red Devil has been in the 40 gallon tank for about 4 weeks now. The RD is about 3 inches long and is a pale orange color. All the fish does is hide behind a rock. It has been eating when I throw food in and leave the room. Is this normal behavior for this type of fish ? The tank was allready cycled ,I checked the water chemistry and its fine. I've been feeding it Hikari cichlid gold. The fish seems to be healthy, Im just concerned with its shyness.
Thanks for any info, Jon

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jontour
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:35 am Reply with quote
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Are Red Devils usually shy until they get a certain size or age?
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ray
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:58 am Reply with quote
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yes they are very shy when they are small and alone in a new tank.
Wait some weeks and your fish will be happy when you come into the room!

Good luck with your Devil!

Greetings Ray
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Fish_King
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:46 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 25 Mar 2006 Posts: 69 Location: Sacramento,Cali.
yea they r shy when they r alone and small......thats how all the red devils i had were....but then this is what i do to help......everyday i use a lil small mirror to mess wit it....so every time my red devil sees the mirror....it usually knows what time it is...."time to come out and act like a bullie"....hey...that worked for mines ...im sure it'll work for urs if u do it enough...and when u do it enough...it goes on to coming at ur fingers... Very Happy
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Fish_King
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:47 am Reply with quote
A. labiatus Joined: 25 Mar 2006 Posts: 69 Location: Sacramento,Cali.
oh yea one more thing...that even worked for my flower horn and firemouth cichlid...... have fun trying it out on urs...
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jontour
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:48 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the responses, I will try the mirror trick. Jon
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