Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCrazyFishLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,942
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey

I have been doing some research on other forums of what people think on these guys today because my friend got one when we were out buying stuff for my tanks. From what I have learned, they basically aren't as great as they seem. Most of them refuse to eat when they are smaller and are very skiddish and have very little personality. Is this why the store was selling them for fifteen bucks? That's what was kind of bugging me. I never see them under forty! It was about two inches, which is the same size that I see them for the forty.

I really hope she has luck with this one. She recently lost her angel that she has had for three years.

So, any personal advice that is maybe positive? If not, negative is alright.
__________________

__________________
55gPLANTED:Rainbows/Loaches/Garras|30gVIV:Crestie|20gL:Leos|10g:Pearl Fighter|5g:Betta|5gChi:Spark Gourami/Badis|5g:ADF|2.5g:Betta|2.5g:Betta|
TheCrazyFishLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
member

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 42.2411įN/88.3161įW
Posts: 6,932
I have a few friends that have tried to keep them without alot of success. They don't seem to have a long span but they always comment if it lives past 3-4 inches they are usually home free in terms of health. They both have some georgeos fish over 6-7 inches but went through quite a few to get there. There seems to be some very weak strains of fish out there.

Good luck.
__________________

__________________
HUKIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCrazyFishLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,942
Thank you. I did further researching and got that same bit of info, just wasn't sure if it were true. So far, the little guy is eating, but is pretty shy. It's expected though, or at least I think so, he is in a new place.
__________________
55gPLANTED:Rainbows/Loaches/Garras|30gVIV:Crestie|20gL:Leos|10g:Pearl Fighter|5g:Betta|5gChi:Spark Gourami/Badis|5g:ADF|2.5g:Betta|2.5g:Betta|
TheCrazyFishLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 10:02 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Trail BC
Posts: 11
From what I have heard about the Electric Jack Dempseys is that they are somewhat prone to parasites which may be part of the reason of their lack of wanting to eat.

With new additions to any tank they must acclimatize themselves to their new surroundings?

Any other fish in the aquarium, do you have a quarantine tank?
__________________
fan4guppy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CA_BroncoFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sacramento Area
Posts: 1,553
I have to completely disagree here, I bought a juvi electric blue jack and that thing was like having a blood parrot. It would come right up when it was time to eat and was all over the place. It ended up dying because i had it with a breeding pair of kribs and they had fry without me seeing and they terrorized it. I will get another one sometime.
__________________
-CHAD
"Another Fish Tank!?!?!?!?" -My Wife
CA_BroncoFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
ShawnMMcKenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Posts: 89
When I got my electric blue, he was about 3/4". That was about 4 months ago. He is now about 2 1/2" and is doing fine. I have never had feeding problems with him. On the other hand, a friend of mine got one just recently, and he only lasted two weeks. IMO, its the luck of the draw. They seem to be more sensitive to thier environment than regular JD's. BUt once they reach 4 inches or more, they are well worth the effort.
__________________
ShawnMMcKenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCrazyFishLady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 1,942
Thanks for the replies. He lasted about two weeks, but she had problems with him eating. He passed away, sadly. I have kind of guessed that they are "luck of the draw", as Shawn said. Oh well, onwards and upwards.
__________________
55gPLANTED:Rainbows/Loaches/Garras|30gVIV:Crestie|20gL:Leos|10g:Pearl Fighter|5g:Betta|5gChi:Spark Gourami/Badis|5g:ADF|2.5g:Betta|2.5g:Betta|
TheCrazyFishLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:17 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
SeverumGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 387
I've had two EBJD. I never had a problem out of their personalities. Once they both got to around 2"-2.5" they passed on. I had them both at different times. I spent $25 each for mine. Petsmart here in my town has them around 1" for $10..sad for the people that buy them.
__________________
SeverumGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2010, 07:26 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
ShawnMMcKenna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCrazyFishLady View Post
Thanks for the replies. He lasted about two weeks, but she had problems with him eating. He passed away, sadly. I have kind of guessed that they are "luck of the draw", as Shawn said. Oh well, onwards and upwards.

One thing I do with my EBJD is vary his diet. Flakes, sticks, frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp, and a beefheart blend my nieghbor makes for his discus. That may be one of the reasons I do not have feeding problems.
__________________
ShawnMMcKenna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2011, 03:30 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Moreno Valley, CA
Posts: 46
would an EBJ be okay with a pleco? I wanna get both as juvis, and raise them together.
__________________

__________________
aquachris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
electric, electric blue, jack dempsey

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Help Needed! peachy2101 Cichlid Discussion 3 09-07-2010 11:58 AM
New Electric Blue Jack Dempsey!! CA_BroncoFan New Acquisitions 22 06-16-2010 12:05 AM
#1 Male Electric Blue Jack Dempsey J-Aqua Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 6 04-07-2008 08:46 AM
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey + Tank Shots + others 56k Warning J-Aqua Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 7 11-07-2007 11:01 AM
75gal Electric Blue Jack Dempsey Tank J-Aqua Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 14 10-28-2007 06:08 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.