Jack Dempsey

  1. fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

  2. atmmachine816 Fishlore VIP Member

    i would probably say around 40 probably more around 50-55 as they get 8 inches or bigger i thingk
     

  3. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Gunnie can give you some really good information on Jack Dempseys. (let me see if I can find her ;) )
    Carol
     
  4. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    They're awesome fish, but I don't know what tank size they need...I'm going to get one someday muahaha
     

  5. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I think a 55 gal. would be the minimum size I would put one in. They are really beautiful fish, but they get about 7 inches long! ;)
     
  6. Frank01Mustang Initiate Member

    they get much larger then 7 inches, mine started in a 55 gallon and i was going to keep him there, but once he outgrew all the other fish his aggresion twards them got out of hand, he was about 12 inches when i moved him into the 125 with some large oscars and now he knows his place! they are amazingly colorfull though!
     
  7. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Wow! Have you got any pictures you could post? ;D
     

  8. Boxermom Member Member

    Regular Jack Dempseys get to be an average of 10" and should be in a tank no smaller than 75 gallons.
     
  9. kerryve Member Member

    Just to add my bit, what sort of tank mates would a JD prefer - if any? Im interested in getting one too.