Rocio Octofasciata "Electric Blue"

Rocio Octofasciata "Electric Blue"

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The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey, also known as the EBJD for short, is quite possibly the king of the "blue gene" cichlids!

 

 

The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata "Electric Blue"), also known as the Powder Blue Jack Dempsey, is an almost unbelievably bright blue color variant of its species. For a time, it was believed to possibly be a hybrid of the Jack Dempsey Cichlid and another New World cichlid species, but the current general consensus is that it is a natural color mutation that was isolated and developed within the original species. This variant is relatively new to the hobby, but it has now been selectively cultivated long enough to produce much healthier, consistent offspring than those that existed in the early years of development. The Electric Blue Jack Dempsey is typically more docile and attains a smaller size than "wild color" individuals of the species.