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Electric Blue Jack Dempsey - Rocio octofasciata - Small

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Electric Blue Dempseys do not naturally occur in nature, and it is debated whether they are line bred variants, or hybrids. Regardless, with their beautiful blue and silver speckles, these fish are very beautiful. They are small and much more docile as adults than regular Jack Dempseys and should not be kept with regular Jack Dempseys.


The Jack Dempsey is named for the boxer of the same name. It is a belligerent cichlid and can be very aggressive. It has an olive background color with dark vertical bars, and the scales are highlighted with metallic blue-green coloration. The intensity of the metallic scales and dark bars varies from specimen to specimen.

Feed these cichlids flake, pellet, and frozen meaty treats. They grow quite large and aggressive, particularly when established and spawning. Only other cichlids of similar temperament should be considered as tankmates.

They will enjoy a tank with ample rockwork to explore, and plants, though sometimes they can redecorate certain areas of their tank to their own liking, uprooting plants and knocking over other decor.


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Common NameElectric Blue Jack Dempsey - Small
Scientific NameRocio octofasciatum
OriginLine bred variant
Max Size (in inches)9
Community SafeNo
pH Range7.0-8.0
Min Tank Size (in gallons)75
Temperature Range76-82
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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Awesome buy


I got mine from here about 4 months ago, This little guy is the best! He looks great and was healthy from day one. Shipping was cheap and the best part was you could track your order, i'm thinking about ordering another one of these very soon!