Discussion in 'Jack Dempsey' started by fish_r_friend, Mar 2, 2006.
what is the minimum tank size for a jack dempsey?
i would probably say around 40 probably more around 50-55 as they get 8 inches or bigger i thingk
Gunnie can give you some really good information on Jack Dempseys. (let me see if I can find her ) Carol
They're awesome fish, but I don't know what tank size they need...I'm going to get one someday muahaha
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!
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
Regular Jack Dempseys get to be an average of 10" and should be in a tank no smaller than 75 gallons.
Just to add my bit, what sort of tank mates would a JD prefer - if any? Im interested in getting one too.
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