How Long In Grow Out Tank?

Discussion in 'Jack Dempsey' started by DavoleBomb, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. DavoleBomb

    DavoleBombValued MemberMember

    I plan to get a JD soon and he will spend the early part of his life in a 29 gallon tank. His only companion will be a 4-lined pimelodus that is already in the tank. When, as in at what size, should I move them to their final 72g bowfront home?
  2. Chaory

    ChaoryValued MemberMember

    I have no idea what the other fish is, but for the JD, I would move it around 5 inches.
  3. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    5, maybe 6 if you're really paranoid about him being too small for the 72. No clue what a pimelodus is though.
  4. OP

    DavoleBombValued MemberMember

    Cool thanks guys. I was thinking about 5 inches myself. I want to make a 3D background on the 72g and still need to gather supplies (mainly driftwood) and still need to buy an FX4.
  5. Kasshan

    KasshanWell Known MemberMember

    ive got my EB JD [3in] in a 10g growup tank. thriving actually. he can be hand fed now. when he reaches the size of my female JD [5.5in] then ill pair them in a 29g. i would like to go bigger but alas.