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Jack Dempsey

Family: CHICLIDAE
Species: Rocio octofasciata (Cichlasoma octofasciatum)
Common Name: Jack Dempsey
Size: 2.5 inches (5.6cm)
Habitat: North and Central America: Atlantic slope from southern Mexico (Papaloapán River) to Honduras (Ulua River).
Min Tank Size: 55 or larger recommended, 125 for adults.
Diet: Omnivorous, will eat anything, Flakes, pellets, live food. etc.
Behavior: Diggers, not very tolerant of other fish.
Water: Temperature 77-82°F (25-28°C), pH range: 7.0 – 8.0, dH range: 9 - 20
Care: Hardy, very easy to care for, if prepared for adult size.
Communities: Only with similar large fish.
Suitability: Anyone who can care for large adult fish.

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