Julidochromis marlieri, Poll, 1956
Origin: Lake Tanganjika (Endemic).
Etymology: malieri: ?
First European import: 1958?
Description: See picture.
Care: Julidochromis marlieri is best kept in pairs, since the fish are agressiv to other fish of their own (or similar) kind. They can be kept together with other Tanganjika cichlids. They shouldn't be kept in small tanks, 70 cm is about the minimum size of a tank. Many hideouts(holes) should be created with stones, plants are not necessary, but can be used to form 'natural' territorial boundaries. The fish occur in hard alkaline water in the wild, and should be kept in similar circumstances in the aquarium.
Feeding: Omnivorous, all food is accepted, including flake food.
Size: Up to 15 cm
Breeding:Similar to other Julidochromis species
Sexual dimorphism: Females are larger when the fish are fully grown, otherwise almost impossible to distinguish.
Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus
References:Baensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1982): Aquarien Atlas I. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.(click on the link to buy this book)
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