It is our favourite pet fish for an aquarium with a striking appearance and attractive mannerism from the cichlid family. The lifespan of Jack Dempsey is 5-7 years, and it grows up to 8 inches. It is native to Guatemala and Honduras.
Jack Dempsey is an aggressive territorial fish with strong facial features compared with the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey. It might prove to be destructive in the aquarium. Therefore, it is recommended to arrange plenty of hiding places or keeping a clay pot or cave-like structure on its side as it prefers and that also works well with this fish.
This hearty eater usually accepts flake, vegetable food, and a wide variety of life like eating worms, insects, crustaceans, and other fish.