Jack Dempsey Fry 6 Day Old

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There was not a lot of action in the aquarium until this morning.  The mother Jack Dempsey moved her fry after they were hatched on Monday to a nearby nest that’s underneath the black grill.  She knew they will be safe there. The fry are now 6 days old and start to explore the aquarium.   The mother was busy carrying them back to an area that’s closer to her.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/50sec, ISO 3200, focal length 126mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

After awhile they started to disappear one by one and I thought that they went back down to the bottom until Bo looked side way of the tank and saw a bunch.  The mother Jack Dempsey has moved her Fry inside her cave.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

She has been extremely busy trying to keep them inline.  Bo fed them frozen and dried shrimps and so far they look healthy.  This is his first success in Breeding.  Bo tried breeding the Beta fish before and the fry didn’t make it this far.  In about 3 weeks he will move the mother to another aquarium and the fry will stay in the current aquarium.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Bo has already set up a 55 gallon aquarium for the male Jack Dempsey in the garage and he seems very happy in his new home. The female Jack Dempsey will join him soon.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/13, 1/2sec, ISO 3200, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Bo sets up a flat rock for her to drop her eggs. They should be matting again in a couple more weeks, and at this time it is important to move the fry from their mother, otherwise she will eat them because she sees them as a potential threat to her new eggs.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

4 thoughts on “Jack Dempsey Fry 6 Day Old

  1. Nice!

    I really love the colour of the Jack Dempsey! Very funky! My boyfriend has a female and male South-American dwarf cichlid and the fry, but he’s thinking of selling them to get some tetras, lol.

    • Hi nangmeta, the Jack Dempsey are feisty fish and fun to watch when they become aggressive, their colors instantly change before your eyes. I like the South-American dwarf cichlid also, they are not very big and relaxing to watch. Bo can’t keep all the fry and will have to sell them or give away as well.

  2. It is very interesting watching the cichlids. They take a lot of your time, doesn’t they?
    I had various chchlids before I moved out of my parents house. I’d been thinking of getting some again, but my wife prefers fish on a plate 🙂

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