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Old 11-19-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Electric blue jack dempsey tank size?

So at the moment I have my Dempsey in a 20G tank. He is about 2-2.5".

I have every intention on moving him to his permanent home in a 75G. I want to grow him a bit before I move him in there as I have convicts and jewels in there at the moment.(they will also be his tank mates).

The jewels are close to 6" and one of the convicts is fully grown at 4-5".

I want to make sure he can handle his own in his new home. So how long should I grow him in the 20G before I move him? Size? Age?
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I'd say once he gets around 3-4" move him. They grow pretty quickly so I wouldn't keep him in the 20g for long after he reaches four inches to reduce the chance of stunting :>
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, that's exactly what I want to prevent. I have read that they grow pretty slow compared to regular jd's.

So at 4" or just before I'll move him to his permanent home!
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