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recommended footprint for a Electric Blue Jack Dempsey

Posted By filipem 5 Years Ago
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I'm in the market for an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey. I plan on having him/her alone in a 30 gallon tank.

I need advice on the tanks foot print. I have a 30" x "12 would that be enough space for the dempsey to be comfortable in?

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id say 36"x12" at least, preferrably more.  remember jd's are mean nasty buggers and they get like 10" I think.

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I was think 36"x12" is about as small as I would use. Could most likely get away with a 30"x12" with a little work. Keep in mine there can be a lot of size difference in male and female with JD's

Rick 

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I heard that the electric blue strain are smaller then the normal jacks. I'm not sure though.

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65 Gallon Tank Planted High light co2 injected
-2 German Rams
-1 Gold Ram
-3 Apistogramma cacatuoides Triple Red
-10 Otto Cats  
-1 Gold Angel 
 
30 Gallon Planted low light no co2
-1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
-3 Otto Cats
 
10 Gallon Tank Planted. low light no co2 (At the office)
-6 Class N Endlers Black Bars (Pure Strain)
-a lot of cherry shrimp 


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then again, rick is right.  if electric blues are smaller than normal jd's and you have a female, you could get away with 30"x12".  might even be able to have some non-cichlid fish (im thinkin a breeding pair of bristlenose plecs) in there too.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

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65 Gallon Tank Planted High light co2 injected
-2 German Rams
-1 Gold Ram
-3 Apistogramma cacatuoides Triple Red
-10 Otto Cats  
-1 Gold Angel 
 
30 Gallon Planted low light no co2
-1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
-3 Otto Cats
 
10 Gallon Tank Planted. low light no co2 (At the office)
-6 Class N Endlers Black Bars (Pure Strain)
-a lot of cherry shrimp 


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As luck would have it I found one for a good price. Here is a pic of Him



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65 Gallon Tank Planted High light co2 injected
-2 German Rams
-1 Gold Ram
-3 Apistogramma cacatuoides Triple Red
-10 Otto Cats  
-1 Gold Angel 
 
30 Gallon Planted low light no co2
-1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
-3 Otto Cats
 
10 Gallon Tank Planted. low light no co2 (At the office)
-6 Class N Endlers Black Bars (Pure Strain)
-a lot of cherry shrimp 


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What a beautiful fish!  I can see for sure why you would want to have one.  Good luck with Him/Her.BigGrin

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Beautiful fish!

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