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Are there any fish that look similar or the same as a red devil but smaller like enough to fit in a 55 gallon
 

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or can a red devil fit in a 55 gallon
 

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no more looks but temperment would be nice too
 

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Probably about the closest thing to the look of a RD/midas in a smaller package would be a mature male convict.

Male 'pink' convict. Sometimes refferred to as a 'mini-midas':




Male striped or regular convict. Sometimes refferred to as a 'mini-barred midas':



Can be an aggressive fish ..... though typically, considerably less aggressive and nasty as an RD/midas often is. A lot more practical for smaller tanks and generally a lot easier to house with tankmates. Just as interesting fish, if not more so.
 

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How about some amphilophus robertsoni they get about 10''. Look them up on the fish profiles section if ur not familiar with them. They are not the same color though
 

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cichlid_kid96 said:
How about some amphilophus robertsoni they get about 10''. Look them up on the fish profiles section if ur not familiar with them. They are not the same color though
a 10" fish in a (most probably 3') 55gal tank? sorry man but i dont think so
 

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Last I checked a standard 55 gallon was 4 feet long I know mine is and its a foot wide I have a breeding pair of full grown jack dempseys in mine and the male is pushing ten inches and the female is 8-9 inches long and they act very happy in their tank that's two 10" fish living happy in a 55. Usually fish don't grow to their maximum size. Average size of the robertsoni is probably like 8-9 inches. If I could get a hold of some robertsoni I would definitely put one in my new 55 I got (also 4 feet long).
 

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Amphilophus Xiloanaesis is a almost identical fish from the same family that I think maxes out at about 9 to 10 inches I believe. U can try lookin up A. Saggitae also. Don't have any personal experience with either myself but I'm sure u can find info from somewhere or someone online.
 
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