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Julidochromis Ornatus

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by Alleycat, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Alleycat

    Alleycat Thread Starter Member

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    One of the smaller julies and vivid coloration, nasty to each other, but can get along in a tang community tank with rocks,caves, or decorations to hide in and call home. My 2 pairs have spawned several times but the fry disappear quickly due to predation. They'll have their own home soon.

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    Thanks for looking
     
  2. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    We had something like this at the pet store I worked at. If I was to get into another fish, these would likely be them, lol. I love that yellow, black and white look!
     
  3. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Melanochromis Auratus perhaps MasterBlue?
     
  4. NoctuVide

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    HBIC, your post reminded me of this photo I found about the similarities between Tanganyika and Malawi.
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  5. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    @HBIC I'm not sure. It was in a mixed cichlid tank. BTW, the pet store I worked at was using old Walmart tanks. And still is. Someone used steel wool to clean them, so you can imagine how clear the glass is, lol.

    We also had 2 of those Frontosa guys. They liked to be petted on the bulge on there heads and eat baby mice. They were big fish, feedings for them daily went like this: 1 Algae cube, 3 small gold fish, every third day a baby mouse. They were under fed in my opinion, being fed only once a day. But, it took them a while to eat the gold fish, but still.
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    wth? I've never heard of feeding fish mice?
     
  7. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Larger fish are fed them quite often, although I don't think that the types of cichlids master is talking about should be fed mice.
     
  8. MasterBlue

    MasterBlue Active Member

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    Pinkies, freshly born. I was more commanded to do it than wanted to do it. But, I still admit, it was fifty to see how much they liked the mice.
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    *in her disgusted girly voice* that's absolutely GROSS! eww.