02-23-2012, 02:27 PM
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that CAN work. With an emphasis on the capitalized CAN. The dempsey will get big. big big. bigger than the severum by a couple inches. The reason I say can and not wont, is the electric blue jacks CAN (again the emphasis on the capitalized CAN) be docile. Ive seen then in the 75 holding tanks at one of our LFS' with 4 of them at 6" happily swimming about, and ive seen two, one with no fins and a missing gill cover. They tend to be less agressive than the regular jack dempseys, but YMMV. I dont recommend it, because the EB jacks can get pricey, and if it doesnt work (which it very well may not in such a small tank) you will be out that money taking the little guy back to the store, or foster care.
I had a flowerhorn in my 110g that grew up not being ALL that bad with the other fish, then one day she just turned into a complete (expletive deleted) and we had to give her away to a gentleman who regulars my LFS. Which is cool because it made room for my Rotkeils, but now im just rambling.