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post #1 of 7 Old 05-06-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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hey do eletric blue jds grow even in small tank or do they stop at a length i mean do they continue to grow like pleco and oscar or do they just stop iv been babying this guy since he was size of penny couldnt beat the deal on them that small 10$ today i can see his little teeth lol hes growing up

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-07-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
i must got a tough question here i only ask cuz i dont wanna stick this little 2 and half inch guy in tank with 4 inch firemouth and 10 inch oscar say have fun place nice i rather wait till he hits 4 or 5 inchs but i don tknow if hes gonna grow nonstop intill he reachs that in 15 gallon tank just him and sailfin pleco

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-07-2010, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
excuss my english i must have a tough question

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-08-2010, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
pic of clown pleco hidng
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65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-08-2010, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
wrong picture lol wrong tank hold up adding right ones now had to post that pic sopuse to be other post here the fishy now
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65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-11-2010, 07:43 AM
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I would expect some stunting to start happening in a 15g tank. How old is he now?

Also, doing more water changes and feeding him generously can increase his growth rate if you're trying to get him up to a larger size to go in with the bigger fish. A high quality pellet (I like Omega One) along with supplemental frozen foods can result in some pretty good growth rates.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-11-2010, 09:34 AM
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I agree with batman, I have an Electric blue dempsey that I bought over a year ago at two inches. It is now approx seven inches long using standard measurement from tip of the nose to base of caudal fin.
He has been in an 80 gal tank from the outset ,and twice weekly 50 percent water changes with varied diet that includes .. frozen chopped krill, frozen brine shrimp,beef heart,spirulina shrimp,chopped earth worms,freezedried crickets,freezedried plankton,frozen bloodworms,and ocean nutrition's cichlid formula.
Electric Blue Dempsey's are said not to grow as fast, or as large as the Regular Dempsey and I would agree if mine is any indication.
Would give it frequent water changes,varied diet,and lot's of room if it were my fish. Not certain it will ever be able to hold it's own against an oscar that grows much more quickly in my expierience, and Oscars who claim a tank as their own, seldom tolerate new guests very well.
As a young boy I kept a regular dempsey and a red Oscar together from juveniles to adulthood and both appeared to get along ,even sharing the same cactus pot for resting area. Came home from school one day to discover that the dempsey had decided that the tank was no longer big enough for the two of them and had killed the Oscar, both fish were around eight maybe ten inches in length..
The Oscar you have, may always be considerably larger than the Electric Blue dempsey and may never accept it so a seperate larger tank for the dempsey may be something you might consider.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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