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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Cichlids - Central American> Jack Dempsey Cichlid Cichlasoma octofasciatum
Jack Dempsey Cichlid Cichlasoma octofasciatum
Category: Cichlids - Central American
Price: £9.95 each
Discount: Buy 5 or more Jack Dempsey Cichlid Cichlasoma octofasciatum and get 10% off!!
Stock: 4 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: No
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 5 or more Jack Dempsey Cichlid Cichlasoma octofasciatum and get 10% off!!|
Rocio octofasciata (Jack Dempsey Cichlid)
A sturdy, robust cichlid with a fairly elongate body and trim finnage. Basic body colour is blue with lighter blue speckles and often a pinkish cast around the throat and ventral surface, but these fish can change their colours dramatically. Males have longer fins than the marginally less brightly coloured females.
Formerly known as Cichlasoma octofasciatum. An 'electric blue' variant is widely sold, though its precise origins are obscure. Supposedly produced by selective breeding, they do not breed true, leading some to believe they may be hybrids of some sort.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
One of the most popular of the Central American cichlids, but also a very aggressive fish for its size. Keep either alone or in a community with other aggressive cichlids of similar size. Likes to dig. Naturally inhabits sluggish waters with lots of vegetation and places to hide. Predatory, and will eat any small animals including fish. Also requires some green foods in its diet, such as algae wafers. Easy to breed.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 25 cm; usually 15-20 cm|
|Water Parameters||Moderately hard, neutral to slightly basic water preferred|