View Full Version : More Jack Dempsey pictures

04-20-2006, 12:20 AM
Here are some more pictures.

04-20-2006, 12:48 AM
Do you have anything morethan the Jack dempsey and the bristlenosed catfish in the tank. How large is the tank?

04-20-2006, 12:53 AM
The tank is 55 gallons. I also have two Zebra Danios that I could not net when I moved the other five. William, can you make out the sex of the Dempseys from the pictures?

04-20-2006, 12:57 AM
It is hard to make out from the pictures and even harder on young fish but I think you have a pair. 90% chance

Considering adding more fish or are you going to keep it like that. Sorry if you allready answered that somewhere. Hard to keep track sometimes.

04-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Not really sure, what is your opinion? Also, I plan on getting a tank larger than the 55 gallon this fall/winter (my Oscar won't last long in the 26 gallon).

04-20-2006, 01:34 AM
I think I would keep another pair of cichlids. Perhaps salvini or something else that is a little different and different colors.

04-20-2006, 03:30 AM
William, what about a pair of Convicts? Any other ideas for me to research would be helpful. I probably will not purchase another pair for atleast a week, so I have time to look around.

04-20-2006, 03:38 AM
Convicts are nice. Would work out well but might be a bit to easy to breed. They are like rabbits.

Sajica is nice. So are Thorichthys species, Nicaragua cichlids, Salvini. honduras red point all of whom would fit well into your tank. There are also a number of other nice species that would eventually outgrow that tank that might be worth considering like jaguar cichlids and festae cichlids.

04-20-2006, 04:22 AM
Are Managuense and Jaguars the same thing? Love the Managuense, but how long could I keep one in the 55 gallon tank along with my dempseys? If I can't get a Managuense which do you prefer out of T-Bar Cichlid, Salvini, Convicts? Thanks for your opinion.

04-20-2006, 04:33 AM
Yes. They are the same thing. I kept and breed a pair in a 70 gallon (255L) for about a year, my guess is that they would last 8 mother to a year in the 55 gallon depending on the size when you get them. You would have to decorate the aquarium to reduce aggression.

Of the other cichlids I would choose the convict if you want personality and Salvini if you want color and beauty. (even though salvinis also have nice personalities and convicts also are beautiful.)

04-20-2006, 04:38 AM
Sorry To but in to this particular convo but SCOOTER Do you have any pics of the log your male bristlenose is retreating into?

04-20-2006, 11:51 AM
The log is shown in the first batch of Dempsey pictures on the left. The entire inside is hollowed out.

04-21-2006, 01:26 AM
William, could not find any Salvini around town, so as you probably already know I went with the convicts. I really liked the look of them full grown.

04-21-2006, 01:30 AM
Yes they are wonderful fish and by the look of it you got a beautiful pair. My prediction is that they will have spawn before the end of next week, most likely before the end of this week.

04-21-2006, 01:38 AM
I will just let nature take its course in reguards to the fry. Any that make it I will be able to give away to friends.

04-21-2006, 01:41 AM
ok. Now go make a convict pics topic ;-)