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Julidochromis dickfeldi
Alternative Name(s): Brown Julie
Scientific Name(s): Julidochromis dickfeldi
Category: Cichlid
Difficulty:
Maximum Size: 8cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 70 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 30" x 12" x 12"
Water Temperature Range: 24-27°C
Water pH Range: 8.0-9.2
Water Hardness Range: 10-25 dGH

General Information: A small cave brooding cichlid originating from Lake Tanganyika in Africa.
Tank Requirements: Plenty of rocky caves to replicate their natural habitat. Sand substrate. Good water circulation around the rocks is important to prevent dead spots.
Diet Requirements: Live/frozen foods should be the basic diet, supplemeted by occasional cichlid pellets, flake and vegetable matter in the form of spirulina or blanched green veg.
Compatibility: Suitable to be kept with other similarly sized Tanganyikan cichlids who occupy the other tank areas. Not to be kept with other Julidochromis species.
Recommendations: Plants able to tolerate the high alkalinity can be added to help keep nitrates down and provide line of sight breaks to form territorial boundaries.
Common Problems: Sensitive to high nitrates, however large water change are disruptive and if need, more frequent, smaller changes are preferable.
Similar Species: Julidochromis marlieri. Julidochromis ornatus. Julidochromis regani. Not to be kept together.
Sexing: Hard to tell. Females are slightly larger.
Breeding: Pair best obtained by growing a group of youngsters and allowing a natural pairing to form. A 36" tank is needed and once a pair forms others shoud be removed.
Author(s): flappinganimal, Fishlady | Photo: Anon | Views: 9817
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