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  1. #1

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
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    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

    Default EBJD - signs I should look for?


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    My EBJD is just starting to get to the age now that supposedly disaster strikes. He's a touch over 3" and eating well and looking good. Ok, he's getting to the age where I'm starting to worry about disaster striking, lol. I imagine that he has another 1/2 inch to inch to go.

    The danger zone seems to be around the 4" mark, at which the majority of EBJDs don't seem to make it to 5".

    What are the signs and symptoms? Do they lose their appetite, become listless, eat but get emaciated anyway - what should I look for so at least I have some warning that he's not going to make it?

    Any tips appreciated...



    hmm, sorry about the pic...the original is brighter and sharper, not sure why it downgraded when uploaded...
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    Mine would start to get anorexic and then a couple of weeks later they'd crap out. They didn't refuse food but didn't eat with their usual gusto. I didn't see signs of parasites like stringy poo, but with the last one when he started going anorexic I tried treating him for parasites but it didn't make a difference. Good luck with your guy, I hope you have better luck than I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lab_Rat
    Mine would start to get anorexic and then a couple of weeks later they'd crap out. They didn't refuse food but didn't eat with their usual gusto. I didn't see signs of parasites like stringy poo, but with the last one when he started going anorexic I tried treating him for parasites but it didn't make a difference. Good luck with your guy, I hope you have better luck than I did.
    I had great luck with mine. He was about 7" when I had to give him away to someone with a larger tank. He was by far my favorite fish I've ever owned.

    10g - Planted - Male and Female Betta, 2 Gold Mystery Snails, Cherry Shrimp and a ton of Ghost Shrimp.

    10g - Planted - 5 Neon Tetras, 4 Cherry Barbs a boat load of snails and Ghost Shrimp

    36g - Planted - 4 Electric Yellows, 1 Albino Arautus, 1 Yellow Finned Acei, 1 Male Red Jeweled, 1 12"+ Pleco(ready for a new home. Any Takers?)

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    I didn't know these fish had a problem with longevity. Never heard that before.

    I wonder if worming them before they get ill would make a difference?

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Thanks Labby. Nice to know what to look for.

    @Lady Hobbs - The electric blue jacks seem to have a problem - they are inbred to get the blue hybrid variation and as a result, aren't very hardy. Evidently something goes wrong with their digestive system at a certain size/age and they die shortly after. Nothing to do with illness or parasites. Riots nice 7" JD above isn't an electric blue - his looks like my regular Jack Dempsey. In any event, all my fish get a dose of prazipro when I get them, so hopefully that avenue is covered anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai
    Thanks Labby. Nice to know what to look for.

    @Lady Hobbs - The electric blue jacks seem to have a problem - they are inbred to get the blue hybrid variation and as a result, aren't very hardy. Evidently something goes wrong with their digestive system at a certain size/age and they die shortly after. Nothing to do with illness or parasites. Riots nice 7" JD above isn't an electric blue - his looks like my regular Jack Dempsey. In any event, all my fish get a dose of prazipro when I get them, so hopefully that avenue is covered anyway!

    Oh ok. Only the electric blues. No wonder mine was so healthy.
    10g - Planted - Male and Female Betta, 2 Gold Mystery Snails, Cherry Shrimp and a ton of Ghost Shrimp.

    10g - Planted - 5 Neon Tetras, 4 Cherry Barbs a boat load of snails and Ghost Shrimp

    36g - Planted - 4 Electric Yellows, 1 Albino Arautus, 1 Yellow Finned Acei, 1 Male Red Jeweled, 1 12"+ Pleco(ready for a new home. Any Takers?)

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    How interesting. Luv to hear new things like that I never knew but don't luv to hear this lovely fish have this problem. You'd think with that problem they'd sell for $1. LOL

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    Regular JD are tough as nails and don't have the problem that the EBJDs do. And EBJD are not hybrids, they are very linebred/inbred to get that coloration, but they are all JD. No other species was crossed in for the coloration.
    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_511
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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Wee update. Still have this fish, he's growing slowly but still growing at least. Still examining him often to see if he's going to make it or not.

    Today I thought, "oh-oh, here he goes, the beginning of the end."
    He was stashed in his cave, and I saw in silhouette that his mouth was all bulgy. I thought he had some weird swelling.

    Finally he came out and I was able to look down his gullet - it was bulgy, all right. With one of my otos. He couldn't get it down so its stuck there still, the edge of the tail just outside his mouth, and his face is all extended with this poor thing crammed in there.

    First thought was "whewf! He's finally starting to act JD-ish."
    Second thought was, "that little turd ate my oto!"

    Ya think maybe I should move the remaining otos outta there? Yeah, I think just maybe eh...

  10. Question just wondering how your EBJD is doing


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    Hi
    Found this thread searching for info regarding care for my EBJD and thought I'd check to see how yours is doing.
    Mine is about 2 1/4 inches nose to tail. I've had him a little over a month and he's grown just a wee bit. Are they very slow growers? It would seem he's not growing at the same rate as the BP,the sev and the geo.

    He won't eat flake food or cichlid pellets but he will eat frozen brine shrimp if he can get to it before the others eat it all. Best luck I've had is with Tetra algae wafers. they are about the size of a nickle. I target drop 2 each day in or near the little piece of real estate that he's claimed and he nibbles on it on and off all day. He backs away when the BPs or the Sev move in to nibble but waits patiently for them to leave and then goes right back at it.
    If he ever decides he doesn't like the wafers, he'll be in trouble as he's just not as aggressive toward food as the others.
    any other feeding suggestions would be appreciated. I'd sure hate to lose this guy. He's so gorgeous and has such a sweet disposition.
    thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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