Product Details


3cm - 4cm

Care Level



Semi Aggressive

PH Level

6 - 7.2

3 to 4 cm

The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey cichlid Rocio octofasciata cf. (previously Cichlasoma octofasciatum) is considered to be one of the most beautiful freshwater aquarium fish. The adult displays a magnificent blue coloration, and is definitely one of the 'bluest' freshwater fish in the hobby. It has a dark brown background that is covered with brilliant metallic and iridescent blue flecks. It will reach a maximum length of a little more than 8" (20 cm), or slightly smaller than its genetic progenitor,the Jack Dempsey.These fish are also called the Blue Dempsey, Electric Blue Dempsey, and Jack Dempsey Neon Blue.

  • Iridescent Blue Coloration: The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey displays a striking metallic blue hue that shimmers and shines, making it a true centerpiece in your tank.
  • Compact and Robust Body: With a stocky build and strong fins, this fish exhibits an impressive presence that exudes confidence and charm.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 75°F and 82°F (24°C-28°C) for optimal health and activity.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 to create a suitable environment.
  • Water Hardness: They prefer moderately hard water, with a dH range of 10 to 20.
  • Filtration: Provide efficient filtration to maintain water quality and ensure proper oxygenation.
  • Lighting: Moderate to low lighting conditions are preferred, as excessive light may cause stress.

Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 55 gallons is recommended for a single Electric Blue Jack Dempsey. Larger tanks are ideal for a pair or community setup.
  • Substrate: Use a fine sand or smooth gravel substrate to replicate their natural habitat.
  • Decor and Hiding Places: Incorporate caves, rocks, and driftwood to create hiding spots and territorial boundaries for the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey.
  • Water Flow: Maintain a moderate water flow in the aquarium to mimic their native environment.

Tank Mates:

  • Suitable Tank Mates: Consider peaceful and similarly-sized cichlids, such as other Jack Dempsey varieties, severums, or larger tetras.
  • Avoid Aggression: Keep them away from aggressive or fin-nipping species to prevent stress or harm.
  • Territory: Provide ample space and hiding spots to accommodate their territorial behavior.

Feeding Habits:

  • Carnivorous Diet: The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey is primarily carnivorous, feeding on a variety of protein-rich foods.
  • High-Quality Pellets: Offer high-quality cichlid pellets or granules as a staple food source.
  • Live and Frozen Foods: Supplement their diet with occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia to provide variety and additional nutrients.


  • Water Parameters: Regularly test the water parameters to ensure they remain within the suitable range for the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey.
  • Partial Water Changes: Perform regular partial water changes of around 25% every 1-2 weeks to maintain optimal water conditions.
  • Clean Substrate: Gently vacuum the substrate during water changes to remove any debris or waste.
  • Observation: Monitor their behavior, appetite, and overall health to detect any signs of stress or illness.
  • Consult Experts: If you encounter any concerns or need further guidance, consult with experienced aquarists or aquatic professionals.

Elevate your aquarium to new levels of beauty with the mesmerizing Electric Blue Jack Dempsey. Order now and experience the enchantment and vibrant energy these captivating fish bring to your aquatic sanctuary.

Electric blue jack dempsey

SGD 11.76

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