02-15-2011, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Brendan Maas
So I have 2 Jack Dempsey Cichlids, and 2 fire mouth cichlids. The one Jack Dempsey is about 2 inch big, the other 1 inch. The 2 firemouths are about 1.5 inch and 2 inch respectively. I've had them for 4 weeks. Before tonight they seemed to be coexisting nicely, aside from the occasional nip from the big jack. But tonight that changed, the big Jack is attacking everything in its path, especially the small Jack. I have plenty of hiding spots, and live and plastic plants, driftwood, cave, and hollow log. But everytime the little Jack leaves it's cichlid stone, the big one attacks? Any suggestions would be very helpful... Thanks!!
40 Gallon Tank
2 Jack Dempseys (2.0 inch and 1 inch)
2 Firemouths (1.5 inch and 2.0 inch)
Due to their nature, which nearly any book on cichlids will confirm.. There is usually room for only one Jack Dempsey in all but the largest aquarium.