jack dempsey cichlid

Jack Dempsey Cichlid is a very strong, lively and beautiful fish. It is one of the most popular members of the cichlid family. Jack Dempsey Cichlids require a lot of maintenance due to their hot temperament. Only experienced aquarists should choose them. The Jack Dempsey cichlid is named after the former boxer "Jack Dempsey". With proper care, they can grow up to 10 inches. They are very active swimmers so keep them in a large aquarium. They can live up to 10 years or more with good care. Take great care when selecting tank mates for Jack Dempsey Cichlids. Tankmates should be similar in size and temperament. Otherwise, they become their food. You can choose Golden Severum, Covict Cichlid or Firemouth Cichlid.
Like most cichlids, the Jack Dempsey cichlid is a territorial fish, so there should be enough space in the tank to form territories. Jack Dempsey is mature enough at 8 months. Males are usually larger than females and more aggressive towards them. Choose an aquarium of at least 55 gallons for a few fish. They eat a variety of foods and constantly vary their diet with live and frozen foods. You can feed them mealworms, bloodworms, earthworms, flake food, etc. Jack Dempsey prefers to dig on the surface of the substrate. They will uproot most plants, so keep only hardy, hardy plants in the tank. Keep the aquarium temperature between 74 F and 86 F. Breeding can be easily accomplished under the right conditions.
Healing : Modest

Parenting : Easy

Temperature : 74F-86F

Aquarium size : 55 liters

Nature : Aggressive

Shelf life : 10 years

Diet : Omnivorous
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