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Julidochromis ornatus

Picture of Julidochromis ornatus Julidochromis ornatus Gold
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Golden julie
Scientific name:Julidochromis ornatus
Size:Up to 4" (10cm)
Origin:Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Tank setup:Piles of rocks, with sand substrate. Efficient filtration required.
Compatibility:Not for the community tank, keep with similar sized Tanganyikan cichlids. Do not keep more than one species of Julidochromis together, except in very large tanks.
Temperature:24-27oC (75-81oF)
Water chemistry:Hard and alkaline: pH 7.8-9.0, GH 12-20, KH 14-20 ideally, but at least 6.
Feeding:Micropredator, feed flake, granular foods and frozen or live foods.
Sexing:Males have a noticeable genital papilla.
Breeding:Cave spawner, use smooth rocks or plant pots for the spawning cave. The eggs and fry are guarded by the parents.
Comments: As with other Julidochromis, the parents may be prone to a violent 'divorce' following disturbances, so take care not to disturb the spawning site, or remove fry too quickly.
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