Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma Biocellatum)

Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma Biocellatum)

The Jack Dempsey is an old aquarium favourite, and it is not surprising when one contemplates the beautiful colouring. Mature fish have a body colour of a deep blue-green with blue spots. The dorsal fin is edged with red.

As the fish matures the colours turn out to be less volatile and brilliant.

It is a hardy species, growing to 7 inches long, and it is an outstanding breeder and parent.

Fish Details
Name: 
Jack Dempsey
Scientific Name: 
Cichlasoma Biocellatum
Average Temperature: 
75° F
Reproduction: 
Oviparous
Natural Location: 
South America
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