Fresh Water Fish Pet

Jack Dempsey Cichlid

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Stocking Fish Tips: For new tanks, be sure the fish that you add to your tank are hardy. After the tank has aged for a few months, less hardy fish can be added. A tank needs to “mature” (complete the aquarium nitrogen cycle) before it can accomodate certain species of fish. Submitted by: Dahly
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Jack Dempsey Cichlid

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Aggressive
Family: Cichlidae
Native To: Central America
Diet: Carnivore
Adult Size: Up to 10″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 55+ gallons
Scientific Name: Nandopsis octofasciatum
Environment: Freshwater

Territorial fish that needs areas designated by piles of rocks
Should be kept with similar sized fish
Live plants may be used as hiding places or territories only when using hardy plants

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