Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid

Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid (Julidochromis dickfeldi)

The Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid are freshwater aquarium fish from Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlids are easy to care for and can even be bred at home. They have an elongated body with alternating stripes and will grow to around 3 inches long at maturity. Below you will find tips and advice on how to take care of Julidochromis Dickfeldi cichlid, what to feed them, how to set up the aquarium and how to breed them.

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Setting Up the Aquarium for Your Cichlid

Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid are ideally kept in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium. They are territorial cichlid so your aquarium needs to have plenty of rocks and caves so they can carve out their territory. These cave-shaped aquarium decorations are great for cichlids. These cichlids prefer hard water and an alkalinity pH of 8.0 to 9.0. In order to maintain these water conditions, buy aragonite sand for your cichlids.

What to Feed Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid

Feed your Julido Dickfeldi Cichlid a diet consisting of vegetarian-based foods, supplemented with meat. Cichlid pellets with some brine shrimp is good for your cichlid. Or feed a good quality flake food for cichlids.

Breeding Julidochromis Dickfeldi Cichlid

It’s not difficult to breed Julido Dickfeldi Cichlids. Start with 6 to 8 juvenile Julidochromis Dickfeldi cichlids in the same aquarium. Make sure you decorate your aquarium with plenty of rocks and caves since these cichlids are cave spawners.When they reach maturity, they will start pairing off. Don’t be surprised if your cichlid seem to have disappeared, they may actually be laying eggs in the cave. The fry can be fed with baby brine shrimp and finely ground flake food.

Julido Dickfeldi Cichlid Facts

Family: Cichlidae

Origin: Farm Raised

Max. Size : Up to 3 inches

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Level: Easy

Aquarium Temperature: 72-84°F

Water Conditions: PH 8.0-9.0

Color Form: Black stripes with a tint of Bright Blue

Temperament: Aggressive

Diet: Omnivore

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