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Julidochromis dickfeldi



Picture of Julidochromis dickfeldi
© Sean Evans

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics

Common name:Brown julie
Scientific name:Julidochromis dickfeldi
Synonyms:(none)
Size:4" (10cm)
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.
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: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.
Comments: One of the smaller Julidochromis species, which makes an interesting addition to a community of smaller Tanganyikan fish.

 

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