Julidochromis dickfeldi

Julidochromis dickfeldi "midnight blue". Photo by Dave Hansen​

What appears to be a random mutation led to a uniquely colored Julidochromis dickfeldi. Known in the hobby by a variety of names, but most commonly as "midnight blue", this strain of J. dickfeldi appeared at least 10 years ago. It is said that the first generation of the fish came from a spawn of normal J. dickfeldi. All subsequent offspring from "midnight blue" pairs yielded the same mutation.

Just added to the library is a short species profile of my own experiences with Julidochromis dickfeldi "midnight blue". If you've ever kept J. dickfeldi or Julidochromis in general, the "midnight blue" strain isn't any different. A breeding pair forms and together both parents raise repeated generations of offspring. Bonds between Julidochromis are usually lifelong. Check out the species article titled Julidochromis dickfeldi "midnight blue" in the library. Discussion can be done in the Lake Tanganyika forum.