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paul83 01-30-2011 02:17 AM

Raising Electric Blue Jack Dempseys
 
Looking for any advice on successfully raising EBJDs. I have 3 currently around 3cm (1 1/4"). Have them in my little quarantine tank with daily water changes. Really want them to make it considering how $$$ they are not to mention how stunning they become. Got plenty advice from the breeder but you can never have enough. Advice please :-):-):-):-)

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 01-30-2011 09:09 AM

I used too have 2 but only have 1 now. Because their cichlids, their pretty hardy but I made the mistake to put them with regular Jack Dempseys and lost the one and was able to get the other one out in time. I feed mine live brine shrimp and bloodworms and doesn't seem to like pellets nearly as much. Mines almost 5 inches. I'd love to see some pictures of yours

paul83 01-31-2011 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ElectricBlueJackDempsey (Post 574289)
I used too have 2 but only have 1 now. Because their cichlids, their pretty hardy but I made the mistake to put them with regular Jack Dempseys and lost the one and was able to get the other one out in time. I feed mine live brine shrimp and bloodworms and doesn't seem to like pellets nearly as much. Mines almost 5 inches. I'd love to see some pictures of yours


Here's a few photos, not the best but they are a bit camera shy.

paul83 01-31-2011 02:10 AM

Getting a new SLR camera soon so will have much better pics soon

1077 01-31-2011 05:05 AM

I have an electric blue dempsey approx two years old. He was approx two inches long and is now close to seven inches.
Never could interest him in pellets but is fond of chopped frozen krill,shrimp,bloodworms,earthworms (favorite) along with freezedried flukers crickets found in reptile section Petco,and tetra color bits.
He shares a 75 gal tank filtered with two emperor 400,s by Marineland and aquaclear 802 powerhead attached to quick filter with three clown loaches and three Yoyo loaches.When he was small, I performed twice weekly water changes and fed him three times a day.
Now he gets once a day feedings along with the loaches and once a week 50 percent water change.

paul83 01-31-2011 05:35 PM

Woke up this morning to find 1 of them dead. Worried for the other 2 now.
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ElectricBlueJackDempsey 01-31-2011 06:28 PM

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Woke up this morning to find 1 of them dead. Worried for the other 2 now.
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What are you feeding them and what are your parameters?

paul83 01-31-2011 10:34 PM

Only had them a little over 2 days. Fed them baby brine shrimp, bloodworms and cichlid flakes. Ph is 7.4 same as breeder. Had troubles keeping temperature down as it is so hot here. Breeder had them at 25C and I am struggling to keep temp under 30C. At work atm, hopefully the 2 remaining ones are still ok.
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1077 02-01-2011 04:29 AM

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Only had them a little over 2 days. Fed them baby brine shrimp, bloodworms and cichlid flakes. Ph is 7.4 same as breeder. Had troubles keeping temperature down as it is so hot here. Breeder had them at 25C and I am struggling to keep temp under 30C. At work atm, hopefully the 2 remaining ones are still ok.
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By most accounts ,not a good survival rate for the Electric blue dempsey's at two inches or smaller.
Would use drip acclimation for any others you may try and with temps you posted,,might consider lowering water level to cretae water fall effect from the filter which will help with oxygen which is lower at warmer temps in the aquarium.

paul83 02-02-2011 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 576177)
By most accounts ,not a good survival rate for the Electric blue dempsey's at two inches or smaller.
Would use drip acclimation for any others you may try and with temps you posted,,might consider lowering water level to cretae water fall effect from the filter which will help with oxygen which is lower at warmer temps in the aquarium.

Then there was 1. :cry: The reason I bought 3 was that I was hoping realistically that 1 would survive. My last EBJB seems to be going well, eats well, active etc. Fingers crossed, I may cry if he dies.


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