My Jack Dempsey

  1. Kailyn

    Kailyn Valued Member Member

    This is my first cichlid! He's a jack dempsey named, Sovereign. I say he, but I'm not sure wether it's a male or female. I've had him for a few months now and I can't get over the personality he has. Right now his home is a 36g bowfront, but he will soon be moved to my 75g.

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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Pretty fish!
  3. T

    Tlily New Member Member

    Hi Kailyn! I have a new Jack Dempsey too and he is the very reason I just joined the Fishlore community!

    I'm not sure if mine is a he or a she....but I've chosen male for now and named him Groot. Yours looks to be about the same size as mine, about 3 inches. I got him in May and he has doubled in size since then. Right now he's in a 26g and seems quite happy but I'll need to find him a bigger home soon. He's all alone though and I was wondering how well Sovereign does with his mystery snail tank mate?
  4. T

    Tlily New Member Member

    This is Groot!
  5. T

    Tlily New Member Member

    Hmm, apparently I don't understand how to upload photos yet - sorry about that.:(
  6. OP

    Kailyn Valued Member Member

    Welcome to Fishlore! :;bananawater

    We got our JDs around the same time! Sovereign ignores the mystery snail for the most part. When I move him to my 75g the mystery snail will not be moving with him. I don't want him to make a snack of it when he gets bigger.

    The picture you are trying to load may be too big. Try resizing it and maybe you can get it to load.

    Do you plan on having other fish with, Groot? He will eventually need a 55g tank, but if you want more fish with him you will need a larger tank. I plan on having a couple other fish with, Sovereign, but since he is my first JD I'll be asking more experienced cichlid keepers on here for help on what fish would be compatible to put with him in my 75g.