Jack Dempsey

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Gunnie can give you some really good information on Jack Dempseys. (let me see if I can find her )
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They're awesome fish, but I don't know what tank size they need...I'm going to get one someday muahaha
 

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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!
 

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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!
 

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Frank01Mustang said:
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!
Wow! Have you got any pictures you could post? ;D
 

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

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

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