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Julidochromis are small-growing freshwater Dwarf Cichlids. They are commonly called Julies and are found in Lake Tanganyika in Eastern Africa. As Julidochromis' basic needs are fulfilled, they are easy to spawn and care for in the aquarium. It is recommended to keep only one species of Julidochromis in a single aquarium, as the species within this genus tend to hybridise easily.

Sexing is very hard, so young groups should be kept together until they pair off naturally. Once a pair forms (this may take a year or more) the other fish should be removed as the pair will remain together for life. Buy Live Fish online with Coburg Aquarium in Australia

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Features of Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid:

  • The color of their body could be golen or light brow. Horizontal stripes on sides and forehead. Blue frinage on the fins.
  • Pairing is not easy. The male will mark territories once the pair is formed, and they will remian together for life
  • The juvenile fish from the last spawn will even help defend the current spawn
  • The are bottom level fish
  • The average lifespan : 7-10 years with proper care


Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid:

It is recommended to have a 60L fish tank for a pair of Julidochromis. If you are thinking to have a community-type tank, you should get a larger fish tank.

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Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid Tank Mate Compatibility:

They are doing good with their own partner. They are not very friendly fish to breed in the presence of other tank mates, even of its genus and species. No two species or morphs of Julidochromis should be kept together in aquaria as they may hybridise, But they can live with other cichlids of similar size.

Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid Food :

In the wild, this fish is an omnivore and eats crustaceans and algae. In captivity this fish is easy to feed, just give it a varied diet of flake and pellet foods. Some good commerical food brands for this fish:

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Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

Julidochromis Regani Kipilis enjoy moving freshwater with efficient filtration. You have to set up bubblers running day and night to create Lake Tanganyika’s oxygen-rich environment. Here are some great filter brands to consider:

Aquarium Heater

The aquarium should be heated, depending on your area’s climate. Install an aquarium heater if necessary.

Aquatic Plants

Julidochromis Regani Kipili Cichlid love to swim in a well-planted aquairum. Fill your tank with your creativity! Check our Live Aquarium Plants here

Aquarium Decorations

The tank should be decorated with rocks to form caves and passageways as shelter. The pair will usually spawn in a cave that has a relatively small opening. You can also use upturned flowerpots to decorate your tank. Ideal Ornaments for your tank:

Aquarium Substrate

Sand and fine gravel are good ones for them.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

Additional Information

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.