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Julidochromis transcriptus
Julidochromis transcriptus, Matthes, 1959

Origin: Lake Tanganjika

Etymology: Unk

Synonyms: None

First European import:Unk/1964

Description: See picture

Care: The fish require a medium sized tank, 80 cm, which should be well filtered. Lots of stones, especially in the back of the tank, to create holes for Julidochromis transcriptus to hide in, a sandy soil and some plants. Keep the fish in (medium)hard alkaline water.

Temperature: 22-25 degrees

Feeding: omnivorous, all food is taken.

Size: Up to 7 cm

pH: 8.0-9.5

Breeding: Easy, cave spawner. Only a few eggs are laid each spawn, up to 30. The fry can be left with the parents until they start to leave the territorium. After that remove the parents from the beeding tank, and raise the fry separately. The parents usually spawn again in a month.

Sexual dimorphism: None.

Prices: Unk

Additional:

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)Pinter, H.(1966): Handbuch der Aquarienfischzucht. Alfred Kernen Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany.

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