Julidochromis ornatus Boulenger, 1898
Golden julie
Julidochromis ornatus
photo by Hagblom, F.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 8 - 9; dH range: 9 - 19
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to the northern part of Lake Tanganyika. One variety is endemic in the southern part (near Mpulungu).
Biology:  Rock-dwelling. Usually solitary; territorial. Feeds on microorganisms. Breeding in captivity has led to changes in its colors and behaviors. Since there have been few new importations, this dwarf species has generally been available only in a somewhat degenerate form and does not always show its true colors (Ref. 6770). Aquarium keeping: in pairs; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.11.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 13.06.18
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.08.94

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