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02-16-2008, 01:17 PM
At the first of the year I had the opportunity to get 3 Electric Blue Jack Dempseys. They were just about an inch at the time. About a week ago I found one dead under a rock. No clue what happened. Water parameters are fine, all fish are feeding and acting great. I decided to keep a close eye on the tank for the last week. Everything is great, the other 2 Dempseys are now just under 2" and doing fine. Any one have a clue what could have happened?

02-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Could have just been a weak specimen to begin with.

02-16-2008, 01:45 PM
That is what I am thinking but he made it over a month. I know these are tough to get to 4" but as I understand it that's the finish line. I just hope I can keep the other 2 going. They are such cool fish

02-16-2008, 03:54 PM
It may have been an internal parasite.

02-16-2008, 04:12 PM
There is a million things it coulda been... He coulda been getting beaten up by the other two, just been weak, not eating, swim bladder, internal parasite..... It is so hard to determine a fishes death cause... Sorry for your loss and good luck with the remaining two. Take some pics I am sure they are amazing....