Baby Jack Dempsey

  1. Plecosaurous Initiate Member

    Hello all!
    Upon awakening today I discovered that my Jack Dempsey's are now new parents. There are around 30-40 little baby Jacks now in my tank, all have hatched. How do I feed/care for them? Also what do I do with the babies? Sell them on craigslist or to a LFS? Any help would be great, because baby fishies were the last thing that I thought would have happened.
    Thanks, pics will be up soon of them!
     
  2. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Is this the 30 gallon tank that houses three JD's? If so, you may witness a war between the parents and the third JD VERY soon. JD's are very protective parents.

    As far as the fry care is concerned, I siphoned mine from the tank and am growing them out in a breeder net in a 20g tank. However, this is my first attempt at raising an entire batch of fry, so hang on for some more experienced JD breeding members.
     

  3. Plecosaurous Initiate Member

    I actually put the 3rd JD in my roommates new 150 gallon aquarium a couple of weeks ago. Will update my profile now.