The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society is an organization formed to bring together the aquarist community in Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark region. Our members range from new hobbyists to long time breeders, and we keep a large variety of fishes.

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  • Featured Fish
  • Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata)

    Male Rosy Barbs

    Vital Statistics




    Origin: Mexico to Honduras

    Size: 10 inches

    Temperament: aggressive

    Sociability: territorial

    Breeding: egglayer

    Sexing: males have longer, more pointed dorsal and anal fins, brighter color

    Diet: carnivorous

    Water Chemistry: pH 6.8–7.5; dH 9–20

    Temperature: 72–80°F


    Above: juvenile electric blue jack dempsey

    The electric blue jack dempsey is a new strain of an old standby. The jack dempsey is hardy and easy to breed, but can be quite aggressive. There is a reason it was named after the famous boxer. However, some claim that this strain is less aggressive than the original.

    The scientific name is in flux. Fishbase.org currently lists it as Rocio octofasciata, but it may be listed in the genus Cichlasoma, Archocentrus, or Heros, depending on where you look. Other common names for this fish include neon blue jack dempsey and blue jack dempsey.

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The Northwest Arkansas Aquarium Society is not just a free online forum. We are a REAL aquarium society! We meet in person every month to talk about fish.

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2014 Program Schedule

NOV 8th
“Collecting in Uruguay”
Guest Speaker: Dave Whitcraft (MO)

Election of 2015 Officers
DEC 13th
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