Julidochromis Regani Kipili
Julidochromis Regani Kipili, Unsexed, Medium 1.5-2", tank raised
Average Adult Fish Size: 4-5”
Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Feeding: High Quality Flake, High Quality Pellets
Temperament: Passive, Conspecific Aggressive
Julidochromis are a unique, rock-dwelling cichlid from Lake Tanganyika. Typically referred to as “Julies” - they make a great addition to almost any rift lake setup. They are fairly tolerant of most water conditions and are agreeable tank mates, however they are aggressive towards conspecifics. Reagni has a unique personality - they swim sideways, hang upside down, and move in deliberate motions similar to a hummingbird.
In the wild, the Regani inhabits the rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika where there are steep to medium drop-offs. They spend most of their time in caves and crevices hunting for food or seeking protection. Julies can be somewhat shy, sticking to their territory in the rocks. Needless to say, they require lots of rock work. Julies are not polygamous and will pair off, once mature, for life. Females are normally the larger of the pair and they do grow bigger than the males.
Regani is an attractive cichlid with a nice contrast of three to four brown horizontal stripes over a background of varying shades of yellow with a blue outline on the outer fin edges.