Posted by FinsNScales in Pets
on Mar 8th, 2012 | 2 comments
This week, we adopted a new fish for our aquarium: a half-grown Jack Dempsey cichlid (pronounced “sick-lid”). This 6-inch bruiser was previously in a larger tank where he was harassing an assortment of goldfish and koi. Now he has a tank all to himself, where he won’t have to share the space with any other fish.
While this may seem mean to some, this is actually typical behavior for Jack Dempseys and most other fish in the cichlid family. These fish are territorial by nature, and will actively defend their living space against all other fish. In fact, that is how this particular species got its...