Golden Julie

Other Golden Julie Names: Golden Julie, Ornatus

Golden Julie Scientific Name: Julidochromis ornatus

Golden Julie (Julidochromis ornatus))

Temperature Range: 72°F-78°F
pH Range: 7.8-9
Hardness Range: 10-20°

Family: Cichlidae

Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika

Golden Julie Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Golden Julie Life Expectancy: 6 years

Golden Julie Habitat: East African Lake Tanganyika

Golden Julie Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons

Golden Julie Temperament: Territorial, especially towards other Julie species.

Golden Julie Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet food.

Golden Julie Description: Hard, alkaline water is essential for the Golden Julie. Rocky caves and hiding places are also required. Very fine gravel or sand should be used to avoid injuries while sifting sand.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other african cichlids

Golden Julie Breeding & Spawning: A colony of 2 males to 6 females is recommended, as well as many caves for the eggs to be laid in.

Determining Golden Julie Sex: Difficult to determine but females tend to be larger than males.

Aquarium Region: Middle to bottom of tank

Golden Julie Diseases: None specific to species

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