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very nice. ours look really similar

im diggin that wood you have in there. really natural look
 

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yes ive found with jacks that when kept solo they tend to be more commonly shy in behavior. but as you well know they are anything but with company. i think theyre just smart. tough as nails...and smart.

i feebly attempted to pair up my jack with other semi aggressive cichlids a few years back and over night i lost one and the others i tried were all wounded before i could remove them. as it should be now with mine he is solo. yes that means hes a little less active then normally would be, but hes so damn good looking its worth it.
 

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manny yes. jacks are like the rhombs of the cichlid world. not as extreme but the last fish a jack would get along with is another jack.
most jacks will coexist fine with larger cichlids...but pairing them up is a crap shoot. either youll get a mating pair or youll get sparing partners. in rare cases im sure theres exceptions to that rule but the fishes nature leaves it being a solitary semi-aggressive cichlid. even in the largest of tanks you will find them protecting a small cave or piece of bogwood instead of patroling a whole tank
 

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thanks!..I was considering doing a jack tank and/or some kind of cichlids!...Appreciate the info!...
 

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like a rhomb you gotta have a love for the fish because most jacks will challange your patience. easy easy easy fish to keep. but not the most exciting by any stretch. to really see a jack flourish its best to keep them in a large semi-aggressive community tank.
 

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like a rhomb you gotta have a love for the fish because most jacks will challange your patience. easy easy easy fish to keep. but not the most exciting by any stretch. to really see a jack flourish its best to keep them in a large semi-aggressive community tank.
yea like I keep mine..
 

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not mine...hes all alone in his tank. they few times i experimented with tank mates it ended badly for the new fish. so im stuck with a cave dwelling jack lol. couldnt be happier regardless. but you're doing it the best way
 
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