Julidochromis dickfeldi

Common Names: Brown Julie
Family: Cichlidae
Category: Cichlids
Distribution: Africa; southwestern shore of Lake Tanganyika.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Imitation of Lake Tanganyika. Include lots of rockwork.
Temperament: Territorial; Can also be aggressive as well. Only keep with its own species, and DO NOT mix with other Julidochromis species.
Diet: Carnivore; Small live and frozen foods preffered, but will accept flake foods.
Care: Keep this species in a tank with plenty of hiding places, and no other fish from other families. Allow space for males to set up territories. The aquarium should be filled with lots of rockwork that reaches the water surface because in the wild, this fish spends much of its time in rockpiles.
8 - 8.5
24°C - 26°C
75°F - 79°F
15 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7.5cm (3")
Female: 7.5cm (3")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: In some cases, the females are bigger than females, other than that, they will pair up by themselves.
Breeding: These egg-depositors will pair up naturally, but will slack off most of the time. They will only guard their fry for a short while in a rearing pit, but after that, no care will be provided.
Comments: Very territorial fish. Not recommended for the novice.
Main Colours: Brown, White
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Not Specified
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