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xDopeBoY
02-05-2008, 11:58 PM
i just picked up an empress cichlid, at whut size do they usually get their colors?

sailor
02-05-2008, 11:59 PM
Man those puppies get big, Have you ever seen Jewel Of The Rift, in the wild they get up to 5 lbs, got a big tank?

snipers_den
02-06-2008, 12:16 AM
My red empresses are 5 inches and they started too color up at 2 inches....and they breed regularly...

jbeining75
02-06-2008, 12:23 AM
the red empresses get around 8-10 inches. Best kept in AA55 OR 75 GALLON AS THEY ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE... I would not recommend two males in the same tank as they are even more aggressive towards like males.... colors will fill in usually with first year.....

toddnbecka
02-06-2008, 05:52 AM
Sailor, you're confusing red empress with emperor cichlids.

jbeining75
02-06-2008, 06:02 AM
yeah I think you might be also the empress stop at around 8 but they are little dynamite fish...... horrible tank if two male red empresses are in there... fighting to no end.....

jbeining75
02-06-2008, 06:04 AM
yeah I think you might be also the empress stop at around 8 but they are little dynamite fish...... horrible tank if two male red empresses are in there... fighting to no end.....

sailor
02-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Yes I have been corrected lol

Thanks