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Old 04-18-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Cool dither.

I have 4 jds(2 to go to the lfs soon waiting for color/size) and three red zebras. I do 25% weekly wc and I was wondering if I could get a small school of hatchets or am I stocked? Thanks.
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Sorry to say the JD and zebras won't work together in the long run. It may be ok now but the zebras will likely kill off the JD once they mature. I'd choose one or the other and build around that species.
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What size tank as well? JD do ok w dithers and zebra/Africans do not
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Old 04-19-2014, 04:38 AM   #4
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Hatchets wont last with Jack Dempsey. If its a big tank 75+ get silver dollars. If its around 55 go with Giant Danios. You could also go with decent sized barbs 4" and up.

Edit: this is presuming you keep the Dempseys and ditch the Africans.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:20 AM   #5
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What size tank as well? JD do ok w dithers and zebra/Africans do not
It's a 75 gallon. So the zebras will terrorize the jds? Right now they are all best friends, all swimming around together. Then again my jds are only 3-4 inches and zebras are 5-6
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It's a 75 gallon. So the zebras will terrorize the jds? Right now they are all best friends, all swimming around together. Then again my jds are only 3-4 inches and zebras are 5-6
It's possible one day all will change. More likely than not! BUT... If you keep am eye on them just be ready in case. Stranger things have happened! The zebras would be full grown already so I think you could be ok an get lucky! It's a cool mix color wise! Post some pics!
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It's possible one day all will change. More likely than not! BUT... If you keep am eye on them just be ready in case. Stranger things have happened! The zebras would be full grown already so I think you could be ok an get lucky! It's a cool mix color wise! Post some pics!
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