Jack Dempsey

  1. f

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

  2. atmmachine816

    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

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Gunnie can give you some really good information on Jack Dempseys. (let me see if I can find her ;) )
  4. n

    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. G

    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. F

    Frank01Mustang New Member 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. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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

    Boxermom Valued Member Member

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

    kerryve Valued Member Member

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