10-25-2010, 08:11 PM #1Member CoryCat
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compatability with a Jack Dempsey
My Jack Dempsey is currently in a 55 gallon tank so is there any fish i could put in with my Jack Dempsey? Also would i be able to any shrimp in with him without them being harmed?
Thanks in advance for any info.
10-25-2010, 09:01 PM #2
Good mixers with young Dempseys include:
1. Convicts, regular
2. Convicts, pink
5. Keyhole Cichlids
6. Acaras (various)
7. ?lue Acaras
Good mixers with half-grown Dempseys include:
1. Jewels*, various color types
2 . Latifrons
5. Black Belts (B)
6. Chocolates (B)
7. Friedrichstahlis (B)
8. Geophagus, various
9. Green Terrors
10. Other Jack Dempseys
11. Managuenses (B)
12. Ocellaris (B)
13. Oscars (B)
14. Red Terrors
16. Severums, Green
17. Severums, Gold
18. Texas Cichlids
*not American but always sold as American.
Information from... http://jackdempseycichlid.com/breedi...cichlids-fish/
Shrimp will more than likely get eaten, I've had my jack's eat live, large crawdad. Good luck."Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
10-25-2010, 09:29 PM #3
In a 55G no additional fish is suitable for keeping with them, they should be kept alone in a tank that size. Your shrimp would also be eaten so I would not put them in there either. How large is your JD?"Have no fear of perfection- you'll never reach it."
10-25-2010, 10:27 PM #4Member CoryCat
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0Originally Posted by SmokeyCFH
Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
10-25-2010, 10:38 PM #5
Jack's grow pretty fast, I have a breeding pair in a 45G right now and thats probably too small for them. If you must have that jack I'd say get some fake plants, since they love rearranging tanks, and let it be at that plus it wont look so empty. Or you can always trade him in to your LFS and get some other cichlids, maybe a few dwarfs or stay open to some other suggestions, this is a great site for stocking tips and help in general."Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
10-26-2010, 03:10 AM #6
0Originally Posted by MCHRKillerOriginally Posted by i_am_511