Julidochromis transcriptus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cichlidae
Origin : Lake Tanganyika
Length : 7 cm - 2.5"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Masked Julie
You should keep this fish as a pair because they are very aggressive to species of their own kind. The aquarium should be set up with a lot of rocks and stones that form caves and crevices because they need hiding places.  Some hard plants such as Vallisneria can be used as well for decoration.  A territory is made.

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

Breeding is rather easy.  The eggs are laid and fertilized in a cave.  They are not very productive.  Mostly just up to 30 eggs are laid.  The parents care for the fry by defending the territory. 


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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