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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Julidochromis Ornatus

Picture of Julidochromis ornatus
Common nameJulidochromis ornatus
Synonyms
SizeUp to 4" (10cm)
OriginLake Tanganyika, E.Africa
Tank setupPiles of rocks, with sand substrate. Efficient filtration required.
CompatibilityNot for the community tank, keep with similar sized Tanganyikan cichlids. Do not keep more than one species of Julidochromis together, except in very large tanks.
Temperature24-27oC (75-81oF)
Water chemistryHard and alkaline: pH 7.8-9.0, GH 12-20, KH 14-20
FeedingMicropredator, feed flake/granular foods, plus frozen or live foods.
SexingMales have a noticeable genital papilla.
BreedingCave spawner, use smooth rocks or plant pots for the spawning cave. The eggs and fry are guarded by the parents.
Comments As with other Julidochromis, the parents may be prone to a violent 'divorce' following disturbances, so take care not to disturb the spawning site, or remove fry too quickly.


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