what do you feed your Jack Dempsey

  • Get the NEW AquariaCentral iOS app --> http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1227181058 // Android version will be out soon!

vfrex

AC Members
Feb 26, 2002
178
0
16
New Jersey
My dempsey gets:

Hikari Cichlid Gold
Hikari Cichlid Staple
Hikari Sinking Wafers
Hikari Sinking Carnivore Pellets
Freeze Dried Krill
Frozen Krill
Frozen Beefheart
Frozen Brine Shrimp
Frozen Bloodworms
Earthworms
Mealworms

I think thats it.
 

ScottoMacD

Charlie and Amanda's Daddy
Dec 21, 2001
676
0
0
49
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
All my JD's love the frozen krill I feed them. I buy the big krill and they go crazy. Especially my big male.

They also get Ocean Nutrition Cichlid Omni Flake
Hikari pellets
Frozen bloodworms
frozen squid
frozen clams
frozen plankton
frozen mysis
and frozen beef heart

I also have some frozen crab claw meat that we eat. I usually break off a piece and throw that in. My big male tears it apart. That is his big treat. He only gets it once verey few weeks.

I have found JD's not very picky about food. If you keep it as a treat and only feed it once in a while. They will go wild for it.

But keep in mind that a varied diet will keep it healthy and colorful.
 

vfrex

AC Members
Feb 26, 2002
178
0
16
New Jersey
Just to add one thing...I'm not sure how often you use feeders...but if I were you i'd use them very sparingly.
 

ScottoMacD

Charlie and Amanda's Daddy
Dec 21, 2001
676
0
0
49
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada
Here's my 7 inch dominant male

This is my big male.

When I want to breed JD's I just drop 2 or 3 of my females into his tank and let him choose, then remove the rest.

I've had minimum 15 good broods from him in the last 18 months. He's a stud.

I just can't keep a female in there all the time because he has a tendency of tearing them apart. He'a one mean sob.

Right now I am keeping him with my 9 inch female synspilum. She keeps him in line.





 
Last edited:
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store