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Julidochromis ornatus
Golden Julie
Boulenger, 1898

(Other members of the genus Julidochromis)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Very hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Julidochromis ornatus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Lake Tanganyika

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AQUARIUM CARE: Julidochromis come from rocky and transitional rocky/sandy areas of Lake Tanganyika. In the aquarium it should have caves and rocks, and will breed readily in a small (10g) tank. This is one of the easier and more attractive Tanganyikan cichlids.

BREEDING: Typical cavity spawner. As stated above, spawning is easily achieved in small tanks, but the young will grow on better given more room.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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