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hi all. some of you might already know by now that I am currently setting up a 180 gallon planted. I saw hybridherps 75 with the EBJD in it and apparently I am now infected with a disease that makes me crave deep blue cichlids . I really want one of these EBJD's for my 180 gallon but it will also be full of tetras. are EBJD's compatible with cardinal, rummy nose, lamp eye, red blue, and other assorted tetras, barbs and hatchet fish?

anyone got an answer for me? im guessing it will be fine because I have seen a lot of pics and vids with them with cards. but still not sure?

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I would say that long term the EBJDs will eat most of the tetras you mention. Consider that they can grow to 8".

This sounds like you either pick one group of fish or the other, or have two tanks.
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I agree, red-eyes and hatchets might be okay with their tall, compressed bodies but the others will probably get eaten as the fish grows.

Large tetras like congos (I keep these with mine), and emperors, Giant danios, gold barbs or some of the rainbow species might be good choices.
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I recall once seeing a tank with a pair of EBJD and a large school of cardinal tetras. I think it can be done but it depends on the temperament of your fish. From what I hear EBJD tend to be more docile than regular JDs.

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It can be done, but remember just because 1 person was able to do it with success doesn't exactly guarantee that you will have the same success. In my opinion I wouldn't attempt it, I'd go with keeping a tank with more less aggressive cichlid species. Like a tank with 1 or 2 EBJD's, 2-4 Yellow Convict cichlids, 2-4 FireMouth cichlids, etc....

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