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Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Tanganyika
Masked Juli Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)
Masked Juli Life Expectancy: 7 years
Masked Juli Habitat: African Lake Tanganyika
Masked Juli Minimum Tank Size:
Territorial, but less aggressive than other african cichlids.
Masked Juli Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - Flake, Pellet, Live, Frozen, Vegetable
Masked Juli Description:
Marleri are among the most widespread of the Julidochromis in the hobby. You can find them at virtually any aquarium shop, but that never seems to cool the demand for them. This is a relatively long-lived fish, surviving in captivity for 3 or more years, though if you have a pair you can keep them breeding indefinitely.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other african cichlids from lake Tanganyika.
Masked Juli Breeding & Spawning:
Once you have a pair they will breed easily. To get a pair, buy 5 or more youngsters, and assuming you have both sexes, pairs will form naturally. The adults lay between 5-13 eggs at a time, often laying new eggs each week. The young look like little slivers initially and will not venture far from the parents breeding spot. As they age they will venture within their parent's territory. This is a fairly slow-growing fish. Each new clutch of fry will not bother the new fry and the parents will also leave the fry alone until they are old enough to constitute a threat to the territory. Due to this, you can typically keep fry with the parents for periods up to a year without any concerns in a small tank. In larger tanks you will not need to ever remove the fry unless you are taking them to the store to sell a few off ;).
Determining Masked Juli Sex:
Not easily sexed by appearance. The best way to get a pair is just to wait for them to pair off.
Masked Juli Diseases:
None specific to species
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