Many years ago when I wore a much younger mans clothes,and life was much simpler, I kept a Jack dempsey and an oscar. They got along well for over a year and I left them in my younger brothers charge while I began what was to be a fifteen year carreer working for a Railroad contractor. Needless to say my brother was not inclined to provide the same level of care as myself,, and the fish perished.
I have kept many different fish since then,but yeserday while making my rounds of the local fish stores ,,I came across the most beautiful Jack Dempsey that I believe exists,, be it man made,,or otherwise. It is the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey and though My old truck needed gas,, I could not resist. I currently have the three inch fish in quarantine tank, and am moving fish around to vacate an 80 gal that will be it's new digs. Thus far ,he,or she.appears content with assaulting the trumpet snails that are in the quarantine tank and help keep the tank's biological filter sustained. It has also eaten some Mysis shrimp, and some frozen chopped Krill. I have read all I can find on this variant of the Dempsey and welcome any comments (respectful) and or expieriences others may have or had.
Ishall attempt to update the fishes progress or lack thereof (saints forbid). And at some point try and make photos available. For now I am wondering about a suitable member of the synodontis family of catfishes for patrolling the bottom. My expierience with plecos and Large cichlids indicates that the synodontis might be a better candidate. Anyhow,, I shall post later to share what I hope to be a long happy expierience, Cheers!