Riverpark Aquatics

Convict Julie Cichlid (Julidochromis regani)

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Our Guide To Keeping Convict Julie Cichlid Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Julidochromis regani
    • Common name: Convict Julie Cichlid
    • Family: Cichlidae
    • Origin: Lake Tanganyika in East Africa
    • Adult length: # cm
    • Lifespan: # years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Convict Julie Cichlids prefer a spacious tank with plenty of swimming space. A minimum tank size of #L is recommended for a small school of these fish.
    • Provide ample hiding places and areas with dense vegetation to mimic their natural habitat. They appreciate caves, rocks, and crevices for shelter.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Convict Julie Cichlids thrive in alkaline water conditions with a pH range of 7.8 to 8.6.
    • Keep the water temperature between 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A moderate water flow is suitable for these fish, so choose a filter that provides gentle to moderate flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Convict Julie Cichlids are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food as a staple.
    • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia to provide essential nutrients and mimic their natural diet.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Convict Julie Cichlids are territorial and may be aggressive towards conspecifics or similar-looking species. They are best kept in species-only tanks or with other robust Tanganyikan cichlids.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Convict Julie Cichlids are known for their interesting behaviors, including digging and exploring their environment. Provide them with plenty of hiding spots and territories to establish their own space within the aquarium.
    • They are not suitable for community tanks with smaller or more peaceful fish due to their territorial and sometimes aggressive nature.

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