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My Mangrove Jack and Jungle Perch feeding underwater vid

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In the pond are the Jack, two Jungle perch, a Snakehead Gudgeon and a Peacock Bass. I know a lot of people believe Jacks can't be kept with any other fish. I can only speak to my experience and say all the fish in my pond seem to live together well. There are certain caveats.

1. For starters, when introduced, the Jack was the smallest fish in the pond. Now he's the biggest. Maybe he's not bothered by the other fish as he's grown up with them. As he continues to grow he may become more aggressive.

2. In the pond I have a lot of structure and hiding places. Tree branches, Water Lillies, pot plants etc. It's not hard for the smaller fish to avoid the larger ones.

3. Obviously the Jack is still growing. I know they're an aggressive fish and he's clearly the boss, but so far and for now he's not outwardly aggressive towards any of the other fish.

cheers,

Steve

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How often to you fizz a lure across the top (without hooks) and just watch surface slaps?

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Nice work.

I too thought I could keep a MJ with other fish. Mine lived with large Malawi Haplochromines until it was about 40cm, he then systematically killed off as many tank mates as I allowed it to (about 10 adults Haps). It then lived happily with a small Neosilurus ater and would not tolerate anything else.

Best of luck!

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How often to you fizz a lure across the top (without hooks) and just watch surface slaps?

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Yeah I have to confess I've dropped a hookless lure in there on occasion. Surprisingly the Jungle Perch will beat the jack to a lure every time. They're aggressive little buggers.

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How often to you fizz a lure across the top (without hooks) and just watch surface slaps?

hahaha lmao

a true hunter !!! :p

edit great vid btw

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Superb video and one of the best that I have seen for ages.

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