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Old July 19th 03, 03:59 AM
blove
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red devils get too big for a 20 gallon. also the only option you have is to
sacrifice your community fish until u can get another tank or try a divider
in the tank you have your oscar in. btw, what size is the tank your oscar
is in?

"york" wrote in message
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hello,


i just bought a baby red devil today that is about a centimeter long,
and i kind of miss judged his size as compared to my oscar. i had
planned to grow him up to a good size and then set him up alone in his
own 20 gal. my problem is this: my oscar thinks he is food. i thought
that he was a lil' bigger than that but i guess i goofed. my only
other aquarium is a 10 gallon comunity tank. it would suit the red
devil as far as water quality, but would he be agressive towards my
other nonagresive fish? this the the frist red devil i have had that
was not already grown so i am not really sure how mean he might be.


please hurry with your answers. my lil' guy is in peril!


john



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Old July 19th 03, 02:10 PM
saminorc
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I had a baby Red Devil in a 10g about a year and a half ago with some pink and
3 spot gouramis, a young tinfoil barb, a black mollie, he really did not bother
them at all if anything he was scared of them, i'll bet if you try and put him
in with them he will hide from them for a few days to about
2 weeks at most and then he should fit in. If not you could always transfer
him back to where he is now.

Red Devils like to have shelter you could put some mini clay pots in the tank
and he should eventually stake a claim inside, other fish like to swim through
or hide in them too, just knock out the bottom of the pot with a hammer and get
the standard clay pots _not painted or treated in any way.

When he starts to get bigger and more aggressive you will notice his behavior,
then it will be time to transfer him to a larger tank, I have mine now in a 55g
and he rules the tank over a pair of convicts and an algae eater. If you have
room the larger the tank the better for a RD.

What other fish are in the 10g community tank ?


my only
other aquarium is a 10 gallon comunity tank. it would suit the red
devil as far as water quality, but would he be agressive towards my
other nonagresive fish? this the the frist red devil i have had that
was not already grown so i am not really sure how mean he might be.


please hurry with your answers. my lil' guy is in peril!


john



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Old July 19th 03, 05:15 PM
Jim Brown
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york wrote in message
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"blove" wrote in message

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red devils get too big for a 20 gallon. also the only option you have

is to
sacrifice your community fish until u can get another tank or try a

divider
in the tank you have your oscar in. btw, what size is the tank your

oscar
is in?

"york" wrote in message
om...
hello,


i just bought a baby red devil today that is about a centimeter long,
and i kind of miss judged his size as compared to my oscar. i had
planned to grow him up to a good size and then set him up alone in his
own 20 gal. my problem is this: my oscar thinks he is food. i thought
that he was a lil' bigger than that but i guess i goofed. my only
other aquarium is a 10 gallon comunity tank. it would suit the red
devil as far as water quality, but would he be agressive towards my
other nonagresive fish? this the the frist red devil i have had that
was not already grown so i am not really sure how mean he might be.


please hurry with your answers. my lil' guy is in peril!


john



let me stress that they are still very small fish. and no they are in
a ten gallon. i plan to buy a 55 gallon for the oscar and add another
one later. i used to keep cichlids back in the 90's for 10 or so years
but a big move and a lot of life changes forced me to give up my fish
and herps. i just recently got back into it. i know all i need to take
care of my fish, i just need to know how agressive a centimeter red
devil is. that is all.


john


A one cm red devil is in a very high feeding mode so it can put on size. As
a rule, the fastest growth rate for a fish is the first 6 weeks of life. As
long as it is regularly fed with quality foods, it should be okay for a
while. That implies that your other community fish are at least bigger than
this juvenile red devil.
It will be more than ready for a 20 gallon tank in about three months, then
you can consider a bigger tank, as a 20 is still much too small. Hope you
have the room for big aquariums. ;-)

Jim


 




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