single male jack Dempsey minimum tank size

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishGuy101, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    just need 2 know the minimum tank size and what filtration 2 get

  2. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    If he is on his own then a 55g should suffice. As always, bigger the better.

    I would get a canister filter and a HOB to filter that tank. Aquatop filters on eBay run about $50 and are great filters.

  3. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    ok sounds good can't wait to cycle the tank and bring my jack Dempsey home!
  4. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    I like the 40b as a minimum for a single male jd long term.
  5. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    with a 75 gAllon could I get 2
  6. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah. A 75g could hold two JDs and some tankmates.
  7. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    ok look what are some tank mates that could go with them
  8. JDcichlidloverWell Known MemberMember

    you could do firemouths, convicts, if its a 75 you might be able to get away with an oscar. lots of caves for cichlids, they like to stake out territories.
  9. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Agreed, other smaller cichlids would do well. I was thinking more along the lines of Congo Tetras, Giant Danios, large Rainbowfish.
  10. JDcichlidloverWell Known MemberMember

    I'm just thinking of a full grown jds aggressivness i guess. the other cichlids will fight back if they get picked on. the tetras, danios and rainbows would just be picked on imo. depends on the jds temperment though.
  11. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    I dunno. I've kept all the above fish with JDs without issues. I think Cichlidnut has all of them except Congo Tetras currently. Congos are African Tetras so they are a tad more aggressive than most others. Plus they're bigger.
  12. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    well I was just going to set up a 20 gallon long with a fire mouth maybe I'm put a fire mouths with the jacks

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