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Julidochromis marlieri

Poll, 1956

Julidochromis marlieri -  - Like all Julies, J. marlieri prefer a rocky aquarium with plenty of caves and crevices
Like all Julies, J. marlieri prefer a rocky aquarium with plenty of caves and crevices
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(Other members of the genus Julidochromis)

ADULT SIZE: 15 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Very hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-26 C

FOOD: Feed Julidochromis marlieri live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Tanganyika

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AQUARIUM CARE: A larger and more aggressive Julie that pairs for life. It inhabits the rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika, and as such requires a rocky aquarium with plenty of caves. Once a pair is established they can be very terratorial, so it is advisable to keep them either as a pair - or in a spaceous rift lake community. Pairing is best achieved by buying a group of young, and removing the unpaired individuals

BREEDING: Spawning occurs on a substrate inside a cave. The young can be raised with the parents.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Cichlids? There are estimated to be over 2000 different Cichlid species in the wild, of all sizes, shapes and colours. Many require very specialist conditions such as those coming from the sandy/rocky waters of Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. Others, such as the Apistogramma dwarf cichlids from the Amazon basin require softer water and a well-planted tank. In general cichlids do not make good community fish as they can get quite aggressive, especially when spawning - but a specialist cichlid tank is certainly a sight to behold, and can be very rewarding for the more experienced aquarist


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