Animal Stories - Jack Dempsey Fish

Animal-World Information about: Jack Dempsey Fish

The Jack Dempsey Cichlid is one of the most interesting and beautiful of the American cichlids!
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Bruce - 2005-08-07

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These are some aggresive fish. i had a pair in a tank. i went downstairs to feed my other fish and when i came back up the snail that was in that tank was eaten. The pair are the only fish in the tank for now and they look very good in a well planted tank. i personally like the fish with lighter coloured plants, green looks great, but i have a black plant and they blend into it. I would really recommend these fish to everybody. very nice fish, look great, and love to eat.

kimberly timmons - 2005-07-20
I have a ten gallon tank with five jack dempseys. There are two that are big and black and three that are light brown. When I first got my dempseys, I asked the pet store what can go in the tank with them. She told me oscars, so I bought two. I put them both in the tank. My dempseys started swiming around them and I went back to the couch to watch t.v. After awhile I went over to feed them and one was dead. In the morning the other was dead. I told my boyfiend that we really got some mean fish as they did not give the other fish time to swim around the tank. We have had our dempseys for three months and I love them so much. I will be getting a 30 gallon tank so they can have more room to swim around in. My boyfriend will lay in front of the tank and watch them for hours. Right now I don't which ones are male or female, but soon I will know.

carol Watkins - 2005-06-19
I have 2 Jack Dempseys, best fish in the world. Finally figured out which was the male after a year. Three days ago I looked in my tank and there are almost 500 babies in there. Guess how shocked I was. Whats a girl to do with all those babies. I have 5 tanks already two 55 gallon, one 30 gallon, and one 20 gallon. Looks like i need to open a pet store.

Ophelia - 2005-05-28
We have 2 Jack Dempsey, got them both a few months ago at roughly an inch and a half each. Now the one that was slightly bigger is getting really big while the other one hasn't grown much. The big one chases the little one a lot so the little ones always hiding. We've been unsuccessful adding any fish to the tank. They do have amazing color, though!

Teng Vang - 2005-05-24
My Jack Dempsey was one of my favorite fish. It was dark all the time had lot's of shiny blue scales across it's body, face, and fins and had a bit of red on the tip of it's dorsal fin. It just looks awesome when flaring against my other cichlids. A very tough and cool fish!

Ian - 2005-03-14
I have 1 jack dempsy, 2 black convicts, 2 jewel cichlids, 1 nicarguense, 1 green terror, 1 geophagus altifrons, and 3 african cichlids in a large tank. My jack is about 7" now, he is exceptionally colorful and is actually one of the least aggressive fish in my tank. He hates when other fish are being aggressive towards each other near him and he will usually chase the aggressor away! He is definitely the boss of the tank.

Anonymous - 2004-11-11
Hi my name is Shaun Gillis and I live in chicoppe mass. I have a 55 gal tank with two 8 month jack dempsys, 1 stripped raphael, 1 spotted raphael, 1 red tailed shark, 1 zebra lobster, 1 mustered pleco, 2 med. sized plecos, a green with yellow spots pleco, 2 yello marbled squeaker catfish, a small fiddler crab, 1 two colored bango catfish, and 1 snail.
Now with all those fish they get along fine. But the big dempsey is about 5 to 6 inches long and looks like he is digging to the bottom of the glass. Now both of the dempsys are hiding in the left side of my tank and all other fish stay on the right side off the tank. They are very shy now only come out for food and at night.
Do you think they are going to mate and if so what fish do I have to get rid of, some other fish. The dempseys had a third dempsey with them but they tried to kill him, so I got rid of him. Also... info on breeding angelfish, I also have a 29 gal. PS thanks

anthony hufnagel - 2004-03-16
I have had a jack dempsy for a while. he is in a 55 gallon tank and in this tank i have 1 6in buttycawfree, a 4 in buttycawfree, a 5 inch red devil, and a 6inch jack dempsy. I feed them spectrum food which i have found to be the best food on the market for smaller fish. If you have an aggressive jack dempsy and would like to attempt to tame it you should move it too a larger tank

joshua - 2004-03-07
I have had a Jack Dempsy for about nine years now and i can say that he is the best pes i have ever bought!!!! Although he is very aggressive he will not let any fish in his tank except this sucker fish which is a lil bigger then he is. He has a spectacular color probably the coolest color iv ever seen. I would recommend this fish to any one!