Jack Dempsey dithers

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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....
 

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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
 
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