Common Name: Yellow Lab, Lemon Drop Cichlid, Blue Streak Hap, Labido, Lemon Yellow Lab
Adult Size: 3-4 inches
Life Expectancy: 6-10 years
Habitat: Lake Malawi, Africa
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
Temperature Range: 75.0 to 79.0° F
pH Range: 7.2-8.8
Hardness Range: 10 - 20
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; will accept most prepared foods such as high quality flake foods, pellets, and freeze dried foods as well as natural proteins like brine shrimp and blood worms (either live or frozen). A carotene based food is also suggested to keep their colors bright, color enhancing commercial foods are readily available.
Breeding & Spawning: Egg layers and mouth brooders and form matriarchal families. One of the easiest mouthbrooders to breed.
Gender: The male Labido Cichlid is slightly larger than the female. At breeding time they are more colorful and will develop a bluish color.