Red devil cichlid
Red devil is the common name for two
speciesof cichlid fishfrom genus" Amphilophus". In North America, red devils are generally " Amphilophus labiatus" while in Australia, red devils are generally " Amphilophus citrinellus" or a hybrid (A. labiatus X A. citrinellus). Both species are from Central Americaand are red to pink in colouration. This bright colouration, in combination with typical cichlid behaviours (brood care, territorial defence) make it a popular aquariumfish.
In the aquarium
Aquarists who keep cichlids regard red devils as
bellicosecichlids. This aggressive behaviour means cohabitants should be chosen carefully and the fish should be kept in a large aquarium. Both species are not suited to beginner aquarists.
Cichlid" Amphilophus citrinellus"" Amphilophus labiatus"
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