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temaki 02-27-2012 12:47 PM

Please identify this fish
 
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Hi there,

I recently took it upon myself to take of this fish as it was left behind in our new home. Not sure what type of fish it is and I've been trying to google it but no success. Hope someone here knows..

jsagrav 02-27-2012 12:52 PM

I would bet it's a Jack Dempsey. it's a chicilid. look under chiclids, then Jack Dempsey

ladayen 02-27-2012 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jsagrav (Post 995716)
I would bet it's a Jack Dempsey. it's a chicilid. look under chiclids, then Jack Dempsey


I agree

beetlebz 02-27-2012 09:11 PM

100%

he looks young, in a big enough tank?

Tazman 02-27-2012 09:17 PM

They absolutely need a 48" 55g tank or more.

It will be a total terror in anything smaller if there are any other fish in with it, even at a young age they are aggressive.

temaki 02-27-2012 11:48 PM

Thanks everyone for the responses. I think you guys are dead on, I read up on it's characteristics and behavior and the description fits the fish pretty well. However now I'm facing a dilemma, I cannot get a bigger tank as I don't have the space or budget to maintain one. :-(

Tazman 02-27-2012 11:51 PM

What are the other tank mates?

temaki 02-27-2012 11:53 PM

Luckily no other fishes, I found him by himself.

Tazman 02-27-2012 11:54 PM

What size is the tank?

beetlebz 02-27-2012 11:54 PM

what size tank is he in?


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