Julidochromis marlieri

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tangayika
Length : < 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Marlier's Julie
Toward their own species they are very aggressive.  You should keep them as a pair.  The aquarium should be set up with stones and rocks to create holes and hiding places. In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. They make a territory.  You can use some plants like Vallisneria to decorate the aquarium.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy at higher temperatures.  Up to 360 eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  The parents defend the territory.  This species crossbreeds easily with Julidochromus ornatus.  Young fishes of this crossbreeding are not fertile.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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