Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey cichlids are an aggressive New World cichlid.  They are aggressive, but can be kept in groups.  It is recommended that you own either one or four-plus.

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Category: New World Cichlid

Common Names: Jack Dempsey

Scientific Name: Cichlasoma octofasciatum

Family: Cichlidae

Minimum Tank Size: 55 Gallons

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Aggressive

Max Size: 10 Inches

Temperature: 76-82 F

pH: 6.0-8.0

Tank Level: Bottom to Middle

Colors: Silver, Blue, Black, Tan

Diet: Carnivore

Breeding: Moderate