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LFS has a 30% off sale (today only!) on EBJD's - and they look good!

My question is:

Can a medium sized EBJD go with this tank?
75 gallon
2 Turtles (6-8"); Red Eared Slider (female), Yellow Bellied Slider (male)
12 gourami (5 gold, 3 opaline, 2 plantium, 2 giant (red/blue))
6 silver dollars (3-4")
1 hybrid Yellow Lab x Ice Blue Zebra (2.5")

Currently the turtles can't or don't bother to catch any of the current fish.

I know it's a gamble with the turtles... but.. what do you guys think about the odds of a EBJD tearing up my beautiful gourami?
 

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How big are the Ebjd? I have seen 5 inch Ebjd with gourami in a 75 . The other fish I'm not sure . I love Ebjd . I'm in the process of pairing Ebjd with BGJD. If they are over 3" get them. Hard to come by Ebjd that size. The rest of the fish I have never owned so I couldn't tell you. Hope to see some pics. :popcorn:
 

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They have 1.5-5". Of course the 5" fish are really pricey.
 

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I would go for the ones over three inches. I have seen Ebjd with silver dollars as well. I paid almost $80 for a 6" Ebjd local . They are very fragile under 3" so if you spend let's say $20 on a 1.5" Ebjd and it dies your out $20 . On the other hand a 3" plus Ebjd is as hardy as a regular jd .
 

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If you are not too familiar with the fish I would for sure get a 3 inch + if you want to go with the 5 inch thats up to you. The gouramis will be fine the zebras *** seen mean and docile one but since you have them in your tank already and if they are not causing problems then I would say yea you will be fine not sure about turtles at all tho haha never had any : )
 

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Good to know, thanks!

The tank really can use some blue in it!
 

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I think the EBJD are too small to go into a tank like that now. I think the turtles may get them and I would worry about your yellow lab\zebra hybrid bullying the EBJD as well.
 

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My hybrid is the one lone fry that grew up in my 125 and my girls couldn't bear to see euthanized, so I moved him in there. If he starts picking on my gourami, he's going somewhere else... where, I dont know yet.

I figure if the EBJD is aware of his surroundings, he should be fine from the turtles (catfish are stupid, they sit there when the turtles nipped at them). Koi are too slow/stupid.

Gourami seem very aware; silver dollars are skittish enough.
 

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EBJD and excuse me if I offend anyone are like dumb blondes. Pretty but not very smart. Of course thats not true for all of them but there are lots that don't seem too bright and I think its the results on the weak genetics.

If they aren't too exspensive, I say give it a shot, I would just worry about the lab and the turtles. Also I think your gouramis will be safe. I have platys with my 7 inch EBJD and he leaves them alone.
 

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jason_nj said:
EBJD and excuse me if I offend anyone are like dumb blondes. Pretty but not very smart. Of course thats not true for all of them but there are lots that don't seem too bright and I think its the results on the weak genetics.
+1 this guy know his stuff. :thumb:
 

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Hopefully it has some sense of self preservation!

Riddle me this; as you know, many LFS with large network of tanks probably keep the water at pH 7.0ish.

Any specific water conditions that would conflict with this tank? (also 7.0-7.2)
Aquarium salt added (1tbsp/5 gallon)
Little baking soda (1tsp) per 35 gallon change to buffer.
 

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Yes most of them try but not all of them. They tend to do what is easiest. Ask them what they keep the water parameters at. They should tell you if not I wouldn't buy from them. Also test the water if you do buy fish to make sure.
 

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Oh, I've bought from them before, a LOT.

Most of my 9 aquariums are stocked with fish from them.

I just know more about mbuna.
 

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I keep both of my Ebjd tanks at 7.4 ph. You should be fine. If you want to be safer when you float the fish add the same amount of your tank water to the bag so they can get adjusted.
 

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yup, I usually do the 1-hour acclimation. Adding 1 cup of tank water to the bucket the fishy is in - every 15 minutes. (usually doubles the water in the bucket).

Just wasnt sure if JD's were sensitive to certain conditions.
 

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No they are like most fish . Just no sudden swings in ph. Oh I would definitely qt Ebjd to treat for parasites. They are prone to getting them. Treat with jpc just to make sure.
 

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k, not familiar with JPC...

and my QT tank is full of mbuna fry at the moment.. Oh wait.. I have a 20Gal doing nothing... course, it's set for Rift Lake conditions; I'll have to drain/refill for pH7/softer water.
 

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Jungle labs parasite clear. They are like alkaseltzer tablets. They treat ten gallons per tab. You get ten in a box. Good stuff to keep in house.
 

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I've used Seachem Polyguard - same type of stuff?
 

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Not sure I have never used it. Any parasite med should work, but I have had great success with the jpc as well as many other Ebjd keepers.
 
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