© Sean Evans
Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
|Common name:||Brown julie|
|Scientific name:||Julidochromis dickfeldi|
|Origin:||Lake Tanganyika, East Africa|
|Tank setup:||Rocky tank, with fine gravel or sand substrate. Plants can be included.|
|Compatibility:||Best kept with other smaller Tanganyikan cichlids such as Neolamprologus or Altolamprologus.|
|Water chemistry:||Hard and alkaline: pH 7.8-9.0, GH 12-20, KH 14-20 ideally, but at least 6.|
|Feeding:||Omnivorous, most foods accepted - diet can be based on flake and granular foods with plenty of frozen or live foods.|
|Sexing:||Difficult. Females may be larger.|
|Breeding:||A cave brooder, which may spawn on the horizontal roof of a cave or a vertical surface.
The number of eggs produced is fairly small, rarely more than 50.|
One of the smaller Julidochromis species, which makes an interesting addition to a community of smaller Tanganyikan fish.