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Old 06-25-2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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New Jack Dempseys

My LFS just got in recently one of the most unusual color variations of a fish that I have ever seen. It is an electric blue Jack Dempsey. They are selling them for about $60 each. I don't have any interest in them personally but I wondered if anyone else had seen them.
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I have heard of them and seen pictures.. They are a natural color as well.. I would consider keeping them if I was intrested in a SA setup!!
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Old 06-25-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Check the link...do they look like this?

http://clipsegsx.tripod.com/
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That is them. Although the ones that my LFS has in stock are only juveniles about an inch long.
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$60 for a juv.? thats not cool! 8O
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It may not be cool, but this is the second batch they got in. The first batch was bought by one customer the day they came in.
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Sounds like they will be jacking up the price soon at that rate.. 8O
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My understanding is that that particular strain is rare...hence the enormous "discus" type price...well worth the investment if healthy.
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I've seem them at my LFS. Not very often. Very pretty fish though. Not for my tank unfortunately.
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I have seen them at my LFSes, and the photo on this page is the best I have seen online that comes close to what they look like in person:

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/galle...fasciatum.html
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I've seen them before, too. And, as far as I've seen, they're always pretty expensive. I remember reading somewhere that they're a genetic mutation that people have, due to their appearance, bred-out. I think they're very attractive fish
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I don't think that there is any question that these are beautiful fish. I would like to see some full size ones in person though. The juveniles are striking enough.
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