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Old 02-09-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Electric Blue JD tank mates

I have a small Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, about 2" right now. She's still in a 20 gallon quarantine with an Asian Bumblebee catfish. Of course both are always hiding.
Any suggestions for dither fish that would make good tank mates? They've been in qt. for a few weeks now and will soon be moved into a 40.
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I wouldn't do tank mates in a 40.

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The 40 is only for grow out before she gets the 75.
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I have never had one make it past 3 inches. EBJDS are ultra sensitive. I had the best luck with a school of cherry barbs with mine. You don't want anything super busy or aggressive at all.
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I have never had one make it past 3 inches. EBJDS are ultra sensitive. I had the best luck with a school of cherry barbs with mine. You don't want anything super busy or aggressive at all.
We got ours with ich but that's been treated. We weren't sure if she'd make it through that or not. Lots of water changes.
We had a pair of adult JDS before selling them last summer. I hadn't planned on owning the Electrics, their survival rate is sad to say the least, but I couldn't pass her up for the price.

Thanks for the suggestion about the barbs, I'll look into them.
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