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Going over to petsmart here in a couple of hours. They had a 5 inch electric blue JD there last week and I hope he is still there, Buster needs a friend. Not going to call them, I like the element of surprise. If I get him I will post some pics...hope he is there!!!!!
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Jack Dempsey

I definitely wouldn't put an electric blue JD in with an oscar. From what I'm aware they're very timid, and very delicate compared to normal JDs. I wanted one a while ago but the health issues they can have really put me off. It's a shame, they're absolutely beautiful.
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tehmole replied the topic: Jack Dempsey

indeed JD's are timid and get scared very easily - again ... cichlids are hit or miss when there's 2. do keep in mind that your O took up the entire tank as his territory and don't know if he would like company. and fish will do just fine being the only one in the tank. I wouldn't want to put in a $35 fish and see it get destroyed.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Jack Dempsey

Having kept an EBJD, I can attest to the difficulties with these fish. It will not do well with your Oscar. At 5ins it may well be 2yrs or older, and is past the critical stage of survival,but I'm fairly certain Buster will maul it right off the bat
Quick edit.. category changed to CA cichlids. ;)


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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Jack Dempsey

Craigsfish wrote: Going over to petsmart here in a couple of hours. They had a 5 inch electric blue JD there last week and I hope he is still there, Buster needs a friend. Not going to call them, I like the element of surprise. If I get him I will post some pics...hope he is there!!!!!


What size is your tank? Did you get the 125 after all? I thought you had a 75 gal.
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Craigsfish replied the topic: Jack Dempsey

JD was gone, thought about what everyone said and decided to set up 55g, but that's not going to happen now anyway. Will keep my eye open for another electric blue Jd. Thanks all....
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Jack Dempsey

I know jeff rapps has both electric blue and electric pink jds
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Jeff rapps?
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Jack Dempsey

Sorry dude... www.tangledupincichlids.com . I got the bumblebee oscar and yellow acara from him. Spoke to him about the electric blue/pink jd's and he said from his experience the pinks have less issues that the blues have. They kind of look very similar though.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Jack Dempsey

So think I need a new tank for pair of pinks!!
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