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Thread: Jack Dempseys?

  1. Default Jack Dempseys?

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    My friend is getting rid of 2 Jack's. Looking at my signature... can I put 2 Jacks in my 110 with what I have in there? Some sites say yes, some say no...

    1-110 gallon tank containing:
    3 Bala Sharks
    2 Silver Tip Sharks
    6 Tiger Barbs
    5 Long Fin Barbs
    2 Pink Kissing Gouramis
    2 Spotted Rubber Pleco
    All Live Plants

    New 29 gallon tank Containing:
    2 Jack Dempseys

    Man this is fun!!

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    No. The plants will be destroyed, along with all the fish that are not fast enough to avoid the JDs, and it will be a stressful life for the fish left.
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    ReptileGuy has much more expierence than myself and I agree with him about the plants and possible stressful enviornment but I have 2 Jacks with 2 dwarf Blue Gouramis and a Convict in a 50gal happily. At one point I had another two gold gouramis and a couple of tiger barbs in that tank all together and they were pretty happy together, but I kept my tank pretty cool so things stayed calm. Just my two cents.

    150 Gal All-glass
    Ehiem 2217 (2)
    Whisper 60
    Penguine 1140 Powerhead
    Kent HI-S RO 60
    Visi-Therm 300w Submersibles (3)

    50 Gal All-glass
    Whisper 60

    Jack Dempseys
    Green Terrors

    Working on a Peacock Bass Tank!!!

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    I LOVE JACK DEMPSEYS! I spoil mine like a bratty kid. You should buy just a separate tank just for them so you can worship them. They are absolutely amazing and such an intelligent fish! If you don't want em... you know who wants em lol.

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    My JD gets along fine with my gouramis. He is also very passive though. Chances are that they will not work in your tank

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    Most Jack Dempseys fight with every other kind of fish except other South American Cichlids, but if serverus managed to get a gouramis with one maybe you could try..probably risky tho.

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    i dont know how this happened, but i had a dempsey with a electric yellow and red zebra a few years ago. They all got along, but i never knew about cichlids and how they are aggressive 7 years ago. They never fought

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    I have a JD and 2 Guoramis and 3 Bala sharks, make sure your other fish can not fit in side your JD's mouth, also remember the JD's mouth gets really big right b4 it swallows. gL but I think if you can get 2 and they are a pair get another tank and try to breed them.

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    Jds are more defensive than aggressive! if they are a breeding pair however that will raise thier aggression

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