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Jack Dempsey Fish (Cichlasoma octofasciatum)

The Jack Dempsey Fish or Cichlasoma octofasciatum is an aggressive fish that is probably best known for its uncanny ability to develop a relationship with its owner. Jack Dempsey are best kept alone or with a mate, but can also live with one other tough cichlids. Jack Dempsey fish are native to Mexico and Honduras. Jack Dempseys are known to be very good parents. They are actually known to pre-chew the food and feed it to their little ones. With characteristics like this there is no doubt that Jack Dempseys are one of the best parents of any fish!

These fish are notoriously aggressive and get there name from the heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1919, Jack Dempsey. These fish are known to lock jaws when fighting each other. The Jack Dempsey Fish grows to about 9" long, which makes them a good fish to keep alone in an aquarium setting. They should be kept in temperatures ranging from 65 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and pH from 5.5 to 8.0. This fish will eat small live fish, flake food and pellets.

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