Jack Dempsey color loss

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Just got a new Jack. About 2 inches. He was pitch black when I picked him up now he is light grey. My water is fine Could it be from a new tank? Or jut stressed because he is the smaller of the cichilds in the tank ?
 
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0 ammonia. 0 nitrites. 10 nitrates. Ph 8
 
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How can I tell if I'm under or over feeding? I have about 8 Africans in s 55 gallon
 

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Is he in with africans?
This may be the problem, suprisingly, africans are too aggresive for a jack dempsey, especially a youngster.
 
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I bought him from a friend with a 125 gallon with about 60 cichlids in it he was black when I picked him up. Pure black
 

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its normal for jacks to go black...moods will do that as others have said...and hes telling you the africans probably aren't playing nice.....africans also have different water/food requirements and jd's don't belong in with them
 
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I guess he will be less stressed as he gets bigger and becomes more dominant. Maybe more hiding areas. Thanks for the help
 

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he needs different food(meats) and ph levels than the others...and from my experience with both africans and jd's , he won't ever be able to be more dominant with africans...especially the more the africans grow.....but goodluck!
 

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