African Cichlid | Yellow Labidochromis

African Cichlid | Yellow Labidochromis

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Labidochromis caeruleus

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 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 78°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 10 - 20

    Temperament: Semi-aggressive

    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.

    Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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