The Masked Julie, from Lake Tanganyika, is a pretty omnivorous cichlid that will claim its territory around a rock crevice or cave. They are happy as part of a Tangyikan community tank providing they have the space to have a small teritory that they can call home. Strategic rock placement to break lines of sight will help to alleviate any serious territorial behaviour.
Species – Masked Julie - Julidochromis transcriptus
Current Size – 4-5cm
Adult Length – 7cm
Temperature Range – 23 - 27°C
pH Range – 7.5 – 8.5
Special Requirements - All African Cichlids are territorial. The more rocks and hiding places they have the better. This is a small cichlid ans should not be kepts with large aggressive varieties.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Can be housed successfully with similarly-sized Tanganyikan cichlids and can even be kept with similarly sized peaceful species such as Aulonocara or Neolamprologus.
Feeding – M. johanni will accept most foods offered but vegetable matter in the form of spirulina flakes, blanched spinach etc. should form a large proportion of the diet. This can be supplemented with live and frozen varieties.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.