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Thread: Jack Dempseys?
04-05-2007, 04:52 PM #1
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!!
04-05-2007, 06:32 PM #2
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.Aquarist since 1995
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04-05-2007, 06:59 PM #3Member Molly
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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.Leftyroc
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04-06-2007, 12:17 AM #4
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.
04-06-2007, 02:23 AM #5
My JD gets along fine with my gouramis. He is also very passive though. Chances are that they will not work in your tank
04-06-2007, 04:31 AM #6
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.
04-06-2007, 04:34 AM #7
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
04-07-2007, 06:40 AM #8Junior Member Guppy
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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.
04-12-2007, 03:03 PM #9
Jds are more defensive than aggressive! if they are a breeding pair however that will raise thier aggressionCheck Us Out!!!