Pretty sure this is a red Devil

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Somebody sent me an e-mail the other day with concerns about a lump that had developed on their Oscar's head. When they finally sent me a photo, their Oscar wasn't an Oscar. I'm pretty sure it's a red Devil, what do you guys think? Never kept them before.


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Verse34K replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

Either that or a midas cichlid.

Funny he thought that was an oscar.

It's a male to by the way.
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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

Funny looking oscar HEHEHE

Artemis how do you know its male. Is it because of the lump on the head? I know some fish both the female and the male get the lump

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Verse34K replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

It could be a female, but i find that unlikely, peresonally, considering it seems to be a large specimen- and the fact that he said the hump was grown quickly. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm 75% sure.
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MNeilssen replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

Artemis is on this one. It's a male. Both male and female RD's develop humps but the males is much larger. Heck mine's a female... check her out.



That's the difference. I'm not sure how anyone can confuse an oscar with a red devil. By the way, I've never been convinced that the Red Devil and Midas Cichlid or the Thick Lipped Cichlid aren't all the same fish.

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OscarBoy replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

Its either a Midas or Red Devil, both look really simillar, the fish in that photo though is definately a male, females dont develop nuchal lumps like the one in that photo.

Funny how he thought it was an oscar though :laugh:

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

guys ive got the same problem with my oscar all of a sudden he got funny colors on his tale can anyone have a look at the pic and tell me what happened???





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metoo replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

:lol: :lol:
You lucky man, you probably got one of those very rare dwarf white tiger veiltail Oscars!

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Margaret150 replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

:laugh: ~ I needed that today. I have two red devils and I have been waiting for his big bump to appear and I just found out tonight only the male gets the big bump.
Mine has a nice curve tho. But it looks like both mine will be females. Oh! well. As long as they stay as nice as they are now that will be fine.
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OFL replied the topic: Re:Pretty sure this is a red Devil

you should see the big bump on my jade eyed Cichlid, a very impressive. Reminds me of the elephant man a little bit. I will take a fresh photo

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