Jack Dempsey

Discussion in 'Jack Dempsey' started by fish_r_friend, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. fish_r_friendWell Known MemberMember

  2. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

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

  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Gunnie can give you some really good information on Jack Dempseys. (let me see if I can find her ;) )
  4. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

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

    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. Frank01MustangNew MemberMember

    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. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

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

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

    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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