Julidochromis Transcriptus, Unsexed, Medium 1.5-2", tank raised
Average Adult Fish Size: 4”
Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika
Feeding: High Quality Flake, High Quality Pellets
Temperament: Passive, Conspecific Aggressive
Julidochromis transcriptus are an attractive "Julie" from Lake Tanganyika that are very inquisitive. They are known as the masked Julie because of the stripe around the eyes. They are torpedo-shaped cichlids with the adult females being are larger than adult males.
Julies are cave/bottom dwellers, preferring rocks and crevices over open spaces in their natural habitat. 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.
Julies can be somewhat shy, sticking to their territory in the rocks. Julies are not polygamous and will pair off, once mature, for life.