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My Jack Dempsey A.K.A. the JACKAL!

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My Jack Dempsey A.K.A. the JACKAL!
Old 03-09-2008, 09:29 PM   #1
 
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My Jack Dempsey A.K.A. the JACKAL!

my other thread got locked, so i felt like restarting another for em.
hes about 2-1/2- 3 inches right now, and has quite a little personality! iam pretty sure he recognizes my face, and as i posted in cichlidmom's thread "cichlids are awesome!" he nips at my hands and arms whenever i move things around or do a vacuum on the gravel.

i wasnt real clear with a question i posted in the original thread so i'll clarify.
Will he be okay in my 29 gallon for a while and at what size should i move him into a bigger tank?

heres some pictures (most people have seen em before but ya know) 8)
they are quite large :P



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Old 03-09-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
 
Depending upon his growth rate, I'd begin looking(and saving) for another larger tank now. A 55g is appropriate, but the idea of a deeper, front to back, tank is better. A 70g/90g tank would be awesome for "Jackal". Instead of nipping at your hands and arms he may try to hug you with his fins. Now wouldn't that be cute?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
 
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i really like jack dempseys there cool fish, got a full tank shot? what else is in there with them? is that a little corydora i see?
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
 
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i really like jack dempseys there cool fish, got a full tank shot? what else is in there with them? is that a little corydora i see?
yep, that be a little elegant corydora. i do realize he needs more corys to feel alot more secure.

whats in with them is 8 zebra danios and 1 common pleco. when it gets warmer iam gunna see if this fish place near me will take the pleco, seen as he gets too big and makes a monster of a mess.
whats a small pleco that would work in there? or something like a pleco that does the same kind of cleaning job without the long strands of poo?

Heres a pic for ya blue, full tank shot, i need some taller plants in the back, iam going to pic some up today.

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Old 03-10-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
 
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Nice JD!

If his growth rate is anything similar to a severum, my severum went from about 2-1/2 to 3" to about 5" in less than 3 months. They grow fast!
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:55 PM   #6
 
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Nice JD!

If his growth rate is anything similar to a severum, my severum went from about 2-1/2 to 3" to about 5" in less than 3 months. They grow fast!
thats definently a good growth rate! bout 2 1/2 inches in 3 months.

i got mine when he was about 2 inches or so and hes now 3- 3 1/2", i got em in January, when i bought em the a girl at the lfs told me it was a green texas cichlid, but after its colors developed i looked up Dempsey's. and the woman was lookin at a picture of an older green texas while it was still a juvi!

i also have a question about something i just read, on wiki that when a jack reaches 3-4 inches it can eat platys, i dont normally trust wiki so i thought i'd ask.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:49 PM   #7
 
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nice looking tank! def. high plants in the back and some more corydoras. as for small plecos you could maybe get a rubber lip? i think there really cool and i never caught mine dragging lol.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:53 PM   #8
 
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in the next couple days iam gunna try to get a few more corys. if i cant get more elegants will he shoal with other breeds of corys?
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:53 PM   #9
 
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You're best to go with the same species. Groups of 6 or more are best.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:55 PM   #10
 
He looks great right now.

Ah, I want a cic in my tank. Got to talk to Saganco about his HRP's again. :)
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