Originally Posted by cmc29
Has anyone kept these? And if so, what is your experience with them?
I'm having trouble finding a profile. I'd like to find out about breeding conditions.
I think the pair may be spawning, but i'm unsure as i've never kept them before. They kinda share a cave a lot of the time rubbing each other aqainst the rocks, when they're not chasing off the red tail shark in the tank. \
Any information would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance
I have kept basically the whole family of Julidochromis from Lake Tanganika when I was in Calgary Alberta Canada. I do not know your water parameters as to hardness, ph etc. and other things going on in your aquarium. Julidochromis are basically rock cichlids that love a lot of hiding places in the tank for the young.
The Julidochromis Family can raise their young in the tank by themselves they tend to be a lot like the Lamprologus Brichardi family by raising fry together as a group. Imagine older brothers and sisters raising the new group of fry.
When Breeding and looking after their families Julidochromis can be very agressive towards other species a good idea may be to remove the shark in the aquarium as they may kill other tank inhabitants including other cichlids.
The Transcriptus is often known as the Masked Julie
Here is some really good information on The Transcriptus. Fish Profile for Masked Julie (Julidochromis transcriptus)
The Bemba part is the Population terms of the area of which the individuals were found in the lake. There are many different populations of various Tanganikan Species that have different names for the area of the lake that they are collected.
Here are some great video footage of the Lake Tanganika that is on You Tube.. For an idea of their ecosystem
Hope this provides you with information :)
Fan4guppy but I raised african cichlids for many years in the hobby :)