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Old 12-02-2017, 12:19 AM   #1
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Lucky pick up

My local Petco got a shipment of juvenile Jack Dempsey cichlids, marked to sell for about $3
a peice. I've raised Jack's before and really wasn't interested in buying one, but just had
To look. Upon viewing I saw the unmistakable Irridecent sheen of two Electric Blue Jacks included in the mix. In the adjacent tank, mixed in with a group of juvenile African cichlids was
A baby Flowerhorn Cichlid. The sales clerk was very nice, took her time, and was able to net all three noted fish for me. I got the entire group for $10 bucks.
In my area EBJD' s Usually sell for $35 - $40. Juvenile Flowerhorns are typically $25 - $35. Not a bad score.
Pictured in the net: top fish "Flowerhorn", bottom two,"EBJD's".
Pictured: Both EBJD's
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:48 AM   #2
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That is awesome. I am more into the dwarves but that jack does make me look twice
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It will be cool to see them grow. One of my favorite parts of fish keeping.
Nice score for sure...
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Thanks guys. I've raised two EBJD's. One big male lasted 5 yrs. I still have one 6 y.o. female. They are a lot more fragile than regular Jacks and not nearly as aggressive. All three look like they have a touch of Ick, and I'm treating them. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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How big were yours when they finished growing. I like the bigger fish. For me, itís about tank size. I would love to go big with frontosa, or Severums, or centrals
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The male EBJD, was 9" and the female is 6". The new baby Jack is 3/4 of an inch. I like the Centrals the best, Salvinis, Texas and Firemouths. I even like the Midas / Red Devils, but I think Maybe too much to handle.
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Salvini is another fish I might just go for one of these days. Stunning color and not too big
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Lucky pick up

Might have just found my best of all time lucky pick up. While visiting my favorite LFS today I was looking over the new shipment of Silver Dollar fish. Included in the mix were 10 Tiger Stripes, Mytennis Fasciatus ! The last time I saw tiger stripes in my area they were selling for about $45 each. The rest of the silver dollar types were the typical varieties, Spotted, Maculatus, and the standard. All the Silver Dollars were priced the same, a little over $6. They were all a little beat up, but I bought five Tiger Stripes. Somebody really goofed up at the LFS.
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Thanks Bandit. I probably should have bought all the Tiger Stripes, but my wife was with me. Hard to convince her of what a great deal I had found.
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