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duce
09-23-2008, 04:41 PM
today my friend offered me his largest fontoza for free!hes v large and cost him 120 but the problem being id have to get rid of my red devil other wise it would be mortal combat........
what do u lot think????

kaybee
09-23-2008, 10:01 PM
How large is the tank and, excluding the red devil, what else is in the tank?

I wouldn't recommend mixing the red devil and frontosa, or adding the single frontosa to a tank smaller than 75-90gal. If the tank is smaller than that, I'd suggest not consider getting the frontosa. Frontosa's also do better in groups which would inherently mean keeping them in a 6ft+ tank.

Frontosa's are relatively passive cichlids (so if the two co-habitated and aggression broke out, it would likely be one-sided with the red devil dominating because it's a more aggressive fish and already established in the tank..'home team advantage' carries LOTS of weight).

Crispy
11-24-2008, 05:09 AM
I keep some south american earth eaters with my fronts, but they're docile. A red devil would almost certainly bugger the front to death.

cocoa_pleco
11-24-2008, 03:22 PM
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