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Remarks: Julidochromis ornatus is a Tanganyikan cichlid that reaches 3" in length, making it one of the smaller "Julies." They sport a torpedo-shaped body with three horizontal black lines running from their face to their tail. They can be distinguished from other Julies by a large black spot on the caudal fin. Their body color is ivory though some populations have a golden hue to them. They inhabit rocky areas of the lake and can often be seen hovering upside-down below a rocky outcropping. Julies make for an excellent candidate for a breeder looking to try Tanganyikan cichlids, as they are cave spawners and tend to produce quite a few fry, which they raise for several weeks. Sexing is nearly impossible, so young groups should be kept together until they pair off.
Scientific Name: Julidochromis ornatus
Max Size: 3"
Region of Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Captive Bred or Wild: F1
Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food
Compatibility: Lake Tanganyikan cichlids
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