08-17-2008, 04:15 AM
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I'm not really sure what to say about the tank size. For a fish like a Jack Dempsey
or green terror, most people say you need a 55 minimum. Then, other people will say you need 55 for a pair, and 75 or more if you have a pair and want tankmates. I think a 55 would be ok for a single fish and some other tankmates. I'm cycling a 29g that I plan on putting a small Jack Dempsey
in. The tank is massively overfiltered (I've got a HOB filter rated at 250 gph and a Fluval 204 canister) so I hope to get a lot of life out of it before I even have to move him to a larger tank.
I plan on feeding the young fish the same diet my other fish are on: flakes, crumbles, maybe some shrimp pellets and algae wafers, frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp and occasional live blackworms. As he grows bigger I'll switch him over to a cichlid pellet as a staple supplemented by feeder guppies I'll be breeding for him.