Striped julie - Julidochromis regani
Scientific name: Julidochromis regani
Common name: Striped julie
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 30 cm (7.87 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7.5 - 8.9
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 18 - 30°N (321.43 - 535.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 25 °C (71.6 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Quality cichlid flakes, spirulina flakes and baby brine shrimp are ideal for this fish.
Africa; this species is found in Lake Tanganyika.
It is believed that the females are slightly larger than the males.
The bonding between pairs with this species is quite strong. They are cave spawners, caves or rockwork need to be provided to have any success. It is not always apparent when they have spawned but tell tale signs are when the fish drive away all of the other fish from the cave. Adding newly hatched brine shrimp to the tank will guarantee any fry getting food. The fry will stay in the cave until the parents are ready to spawn again; they are then kicked out into the open tank.
The expected life span for Striped julie is 10 years.
There are several morphs of this species with a varying number of stripes depending on which area of the lake they originate from. This species is one of the larger varieties, growing up to 5 inches in length.
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