Red Devil or Midas?

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I've had this fish for a couple of years now. I bought it as a Midas, from petsmart when it was about 2". I always thought it was a midas, but have heard many refer to it as a red devil. So I would like to know what it is. Or is there a difference? After some research, I'm leaning towards midas, but I'm still not sure.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Red Devil or Midas?

Here is my take on it Thor. Those two fish have been so inter breed in the hobby that unless you got the fish from a reputable dealer the chances are it is a hybrid of the two.

to me I looks much more like a Midas Cichlid but still a chance it could have some devil in it

Here is a great link

www.oscarfish.com/article-home/fish/90-red-devil-midas-cichlid.html

for what its worth you are safe calling it a Midas

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TheLatinoFishLover replied the topic: Red Devil or Midas?

red devils have huge lips and midas dont... but i agree there has been alot of inter breeding with these two fish so most likely a hybrid

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Red Devil or Midas?

Looks closer to a Midas than a RD, but I gotta concur w/ Ed. Unless you get from someone like Jeff Rapps, you just don't know true lineage. God knows where Petsmart gets their fish, most likely Florida or Asia.

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Thor84 replied the topic: Red Devil or Midas?

So that means I have a NEW SPECIES, RIGHT?!?! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Thanks guys, next question, male or female? About 10" now.
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Vent the fish. Some females get humps on the head. Not all males get big humps.
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Hexclover replied the topic: Red Devil or Midas?

lovely fish, and honestly i cant tell the difference between RDs and midas... i know rds can grow larger. as for sexing im no help there either lol unless i took it out of its tank and looked at its vent.
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Thor84 wrote: So that means I have a NEW SPECIES, RIGHT?!?! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Thanks guys, next question, male or female? About 10" now.


HAHAHA

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Midevil or Redass pick the name
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