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Julidochromis regani

Picture of Julidochromis regani 'Kipili' Picture of Julidochromis regani
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Convict julie
Scientific name:Julidochromis regani
Size:Up to 6" (15cm), male smaller.
Origin:Lake Tanganyika, East Africa
Tank setup:A rocky setup with many caves and crevices.
Compatibility:Not for the community tank, keep with similar Tanganyikan cichlids such as Neolamprologus.
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 - feed flake, granular foods and frozen or live foods.
Sexing:Possible only via the genital papilla in adult fish, which is short and pointed in females, but longer and backward-pointing in males. Adult females are generally larger in this species.
Breeding:A typical cave spawner. The parents will guard the eggs and fry.
Comments: Several colour variations exist, arising from different locations. One of the most popular of these is the "Kipili" variant, which displays more yellow on the body.


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