Electric Blue Jack Dempsey - Cichlasoma Octofasciatum Var

Electric Blue Jack Dempsey - Cichlasoma Octofasciatum Var

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The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma octofasciatum var) is also known as the Neon Blue Dempsey.

Scientific Name: 
Cichlasoma octofasciatum var 

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How easy are they to care for?
Although large, it is relatively easy to care for Cichlid. High filtration requirements are needed due to the size and mess that such fish can create.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
Native to Guatemala, Southern Mexico, Yucatan and Honduras.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Ideally should not be kept with other Cichlids unless a large enough tank is provided with plenty of hiding spaces.

What water conditions do they require?
Will accept temperatures from 20 - 28°C and a pH range between 6.5-8.0

What should you feed them?
Depending on size, will happily accept flakes when small, but will quickly require pellets of varying sizes. Frozen foods such as krill will also be greedily eaten.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Keep with similar temperament and size fish.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Yes. They are one of the easiest cichlids to get to spawn but as pairs, they can become territorial, intolerant, and biters.