Jack Dempsey Cichlid - Archocentrus octofasciatum
Species name: Archocentrus octofasciatum
Synonym: Cichlasoma octofasciatus; Heros octofasciatus
Common name: Jack Dempsey
Maximum size: 25 cm / 10 inches
Origin: Yucatan Peninsula, Central America
Company: Archocentrus octofasciatum (Jack Dempsey) should only be kept with other large aggressive species
Water parameters: Temperature 22-39°C / 72-86°F; pH 7.0 – 8.0
Aquarium setup: Archocentrus octofasciatum (Jack Dempsey) should be kept in a large aquarium with a lot of caves and hiding places. They prefer a thick layer of gravel on the bottom that allows them to dig. Place large rocks directly on the glass. Do not use plants in the decoration since they will be destroyed.
Feeding: Archocentrus octofasciatum (Jack Dempsey) accepts all kind of food.
Breeding: Archocentrus octofasciatum (Jack Dempsey) spawns on flat rocks. The parents dig a pit where they but the larvae one the eggs hatched. This species is usally good parents that take good care of their fry.
Jack Dempsey Cichlid. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Juvenile Jack Dempsey Cichlid. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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