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Discussion regarding only Central American Cichlid species. (Guapotes, Jack Dempseys, Red Devils, Firemouths, Convicts, Texas Cichlids, etc.)
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300 Gallon Question

Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:44 am

My buddy has a 300 gallon 8’X30”X2’ and wants to stock it with as many jack dempseys as he can. It’s his favorite fish and he doesn’t have an account on this forum so wanted me to ask the experts how many adults he could house for life in his tank. He is running two FX6s and a 20 gallon wet/dry sump. He has plenty of separate rock formations and decorations. Thank you again, my friend will greatly appreciate it!

Re: 300 Gallon Question

Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:43 pm

well I keep JD's but never just them, and in a 300 gallon! id have to say 30-40 to start and then thin out the pack with the most colourful and healthiest and take away bullies

Re: 300 Gallon Question

Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Wow that is a solid amount of jacks! How many lifelong ones could I keep?

Re: 300 Gallon Question

Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:15 am

Fully grown id say 15 long term but 15 would almost be pushing it depends of agresssion and such

Re: 300 Gallon Question

Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:02 pm

I would say 10 long term. But he should definitely buy 15-20 and thin out the pack like Jonathan said.
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