Julidochromis transcriptus ( 4pcs)


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Note- this particular product is limited in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil nadu.

Julidochromis transcriptus is a species of cichlid fish native to Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. These fish are known for their unique behavior, interesting coloration, and suitability for aquariums. Here are some key points about Julidochromis transcriptus:

  1. Habitat: They are found in the rocky shorelines and substrate of Lake Tanganyika, which is the second-deepest lake in the world and is known for its diverse cichlid populations.
  2. Appearance: Julidochromis transcriptus typically have an elongated and laterally compressed body. The coloration can vary, but they often have a striking pattern of stripes and spots, which can be attractive to aquarium enthusiasts.
  3. Behavior: These cichlids are known for their interesting social behavior. They form pairs and establish territories among rocks. The male and female work together to excavate a cave in the substrate where they lay their eggs and defend their territory.
  4. Diet: In their natural habitat, Julidochromis transcriptus primarily feed on small invertebrates and zooplankton. In captivity, they can be fed a variety of high-quality cichlid pellets, flakes, and live or frozen foods.
  5. Aquarium Care: Keeping Julidochromis transcriptus in an aquarium requires careful attention to their habitat. Providing plenty of rocks and hiding spaces mimicking their natural environment is crucial. These cichlids prefer a sandy substrate and slightly alkaline water conditions.
  6. Compatibility: While they can be kept with other Tanganyikan cichlids, it’s essential to consider their territorial nature. It’s recommended to keep them in a species-specific tank or with other fish that can tolerate their behavior.
  7. Breeding: Julidochromis transcriptus are known to be cave spawners. The female lays eggs in the cave, and both parents take turns guarding the eggs and fry. Breeding can be stimulated by providing suitable caves and appropriate water conditions.
  8. Varieties: There are different varieties of Julidochromis transcriptus, with variations in coloration and patterns. Some common varieties include “Gombe,” “Kissi,” and “Bemba.”



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