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How to look after
(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
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.