Males and females of the ornate julie pair-bond in a permanent, sedate relationship,
even when not spawning. They seek out areas of rock with hiding places and shelters
where they can reproduce. Several hundred eggs are attached to the roof of the spawning
site; the female tends them while the male defends the territory. The fry are free-swimming
after 8-10 days, under the watchful eyes of the adults. J. ornatus has three longitudinal
bands on a light background. Size: 8 cm.