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did i get jipped on my electric blue JD? pics

Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by vaderbanger, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. vaderbanger

    vaderbanger AC Members

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    i dunno but i think i got ripped off when i purchased my electric blue jack dempsey online. i wrote about his horror story in my other post, but hes doing ok and very vigorous. he does have a semi deformed mouth though, its off on one side, almost like the way a stroke victim would look like. he eats well but he needs very tiny pieces.
    i attached some pics, and what do you guys think? he doesnt look like an electric blue does he? did they send me a regular JD? he does have a slight more color than a reg JD but he is no way "electric"
    hes very small only about an inch
    so whatta ya think?
     

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    looks alot like a regular jd...
     
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    That's not a regular JD but I've seen "electrics" that have a lot more blue than that one does.

    It's just a nickname. Technically they can sell anything they want as an electric blue Jack Dempsey because that name doesn't mean anything.
     
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    The tail colors put in the EBD's camp. As the other post said the rest of the body could have been more blue.
     
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    It looks like a electric blue to me.
    As they grow they pick up more blue or depending on their mood. It looks more like a femail to me but it has some growing to do. Cant make out the dorsel fins shape quit yet.
     
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    i got a good look at the dorsel (hes so tiny its hard to tell) but he did have a red line going across the complete tip of the dorsel, and a very slight point at the end
    sometimes for a short time he will get these huge neon green spots..maybe hes an electric green lol
     
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    I think you are going to have to wait til the fish is bigger before know if you got taken are not.
     
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    As it has already been stated, juvies tend to be more white in color than blue.........as they grow, they acquire varying shades of blue anyways.

    Feed him quality flake food and blood worms. It should grow an inch in about a month. Please keep us updated :thm: .
     
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    hes far from white, hes mostly black with brown, accept in the fins and some blue on the face, that reg JD's have anyway
     
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    ok so get this. on somethingsphishy.com's web site theres an area where you can leave feedback, good or bad
    so i gave my feedback with one star being bad, and left a brief message about how they sent me this fish with no heat pack in the dead of winter and a pretty bad quality JD nothing like the fish that was pictured. it was a fair honest reveiw, and ya know what? the owner removed my comment from his site!! sure he only leaves the good ones! which he probably wrote himself!
    where can i spread the word that this place is bad news?
     
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    I would neve rbuy from somthingsphishy... there was a story on one of the discus forums... someone ordered Heckels and he sent browns. Sorry you got jipped by him and I hope the best for your little BD

    The best you can do is leave feedback in any forum that offers the option that you are a regular at; he didn't seem a reputable enough dealer anyway to actually allow the poor feedback to stay.
     
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    I saw electric blue's when I was at the Lfs the otherday and they were black as onyx with bright blue .. your's almost looks like a regular that is off color or sick :(

    As a Kid dad use to have a giant tank of Jack Dempsy's great fish, and can be very smart.

    Vaderbanger wrote:
    I think from the number that use this site you've started to spread the word already :) I've not seen anything good said of them yet from other postings.
     
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    I try to be a trusting person and I want to believe you didn't get ripped off. It doese look simlar to my EB. MIne has more blue though. He was whiter when I got him and hopefuly yours will pick up more blue.
     
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    That looks like an EB to me, the mouth is as a result of poor culling. EBs are not cheap and if the fish has a deformity I'd be pissed too. If it's any consolation no somethingsphishy for me. Good luck.
     
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    hes eating well so thats good :eek:
    i got him some freeze dried tubifex worms (the cubes, hikari brand)
    and he can get alot of it in his mouth, i guess because it is soft
    do EB's grow slow??
     
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    I think there is a good lesson learned here. I got tired of dealing with unproven online fishstores and fighting my LFS. Bite the bullet and go with a reputable breeder in the future, sure it may be $50 more, but how much is your time and hassel worth?

    My 2-cents

    Richard
     
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    true true
    your avatar is adorable!
     
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    it's a blue dempsey baby for sure. How much was it? I saw some nice ones for 30 in cali.
     
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    its not a regular dempsey, its probably just a low quality one. stick with rapps for new world cichlids.
     
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    Usally a good electric blue is around 40+ next time just ask the lfs to order some and you can pick out the best ones they never had a problem doing it for me. I have 3 right now I have had for mabey 4 months and they are around 2.5-3" my ? is do they grow as big as a reg jd?
     

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