I agree with this, but I've come to realize over time that it's much more enjoyable to watch a fish in larger tanks. My Red Texas is only 9" and he's starting to look cramped and bored in his 55g. I'd go for a 75 if you can do it, but a male JD would certainly be healthy in a 40-breeder or 55g.chrispyweld said:40g breeder or a 55g.
Even if it is only just the one JD in the tank, IMO the 40-55 range or larger would be best. I think most would agree that a 29gallon is just too small for an adult JD.jefejt said:Is it one fish by itself? You wouldn't want a 55 or a 75. You could keep it in a 29 or a 30, but why would you want only one fish?