The Jack Dempsey is a cichlid fish that is widely distributed across North and Central America. Its common name refers to its aggressive nature and strong facial features, likened to that of the famous 1920s boxer Jack Dempsey.
MASSAGING MY BLOOD PARROT CICHLID - This fish actually waits for it's people to come home in the corner of the tank closest to the door. It splashes the water to get attention...it likes the human touch as this video clearly shows!
The Jack Dempsey Cichlids seen in the hobby for the most part (unless wild caught) are farm raised in the USA. They can grow to be 8"-12", aggressive, & territorial. They are carnivorous and can be ferocious eaters.