Jack Dempsey dithers

  1. M

    MarkCamp3 Valued Member Member

    What would be some good dithers for a Jack Dempsey tank. I was going to do giant danios but I want to keep it more "realistic" as mine are wild caught.


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  2. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    So you want to keep fish from where it is from? Like a biotope? How many do you have? Are they in a 75?
     
  3. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Possibly livebearers, swords. Though theyre notexactly in the same water, cave tetras are nearby.
    i understand that varations n mexican tetras cross over when dempseys are found in river areas, they are also found in swamps, so it would depend on which you are emulating.
     


  4. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    There aren't many CA tetras that are readily available. Livebearers would work if you have hard water, although Swordtails grow big, females up to 6".
    As far as the JDs are concerned, anything peaceful and too big to eat would be ok.
     
  5. OP
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    M

    MarkCamp3 Valued Member Member

    Their in a 55 alone right now.


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  6. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    You will have more options if they don't have to be from Central America.
     
  7. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    An awful lot more.... :)

    A 55 should be ok for a young pair, but they will outgrow it.
     
  8. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Please don't keep Cave Tetras with them, they'll be killed. Being blind, they won't be able to respect the pair's territory and will keep swimming through it. It won't be pretty....
     
  9. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    There are mexican tetras available that are not blind though.
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    You mean a different species?
    I remember reading that the babies are born with eyes, then they fall off.....
     
  11. Plecomaker

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  12. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Some are called banded tetras,
    i could reccomend guppies or crystal tetras, but tha seems unwise


    i wouldnt underestimate bandeds, ive heard of them picking on cichlids in some cases
     
  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh, right lol.... now I remember.