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Old 12-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Black Sand or White Sand for Jack Dempsey's?

I'm trying to decide on which sand to get for my Jack Dempsey tank, it's come down to black or white. I'd like to know what people think make their Dempsey's colors show better? Does anyone know what color they have in the wild? I'm guessing more of a dark color since they're so dark, and because of them living in murky slow moving rivers... etc.


Can't wait to hear what people seem to like more...
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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seeing as the personality they have i think it doesnt matter what colour, they should be the main attraction not the substrate, enjoy the fish for the charachter they are
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Of course! I'm just wondering if they turn pale with white sand or dark with dark sand, anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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the darker the surroundings , the better..it helps them to comfortable and show their best colors..
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That's what I was thinking, it seems like it would be more natural for them.
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