Lemon Cichlids Important

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by play, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. play

    play Valued Member Member

    I walk in to petco to get some fish food ad I see these amazing yellow fish an I asked the clerk what type ar these and she said they are lemon cichlids.I bought 2 one inchers and when I got home I had to put them in my firemouth nursing tank.I have no wher else to put the will hey live happily until They all grow and I get spiecies only tank?
     
  2. Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Do you know what type of fish you actually bought?
    I've never heard of a "Lemon Cichlid"
    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Please be patient. Not everyone is on at the same time. Sometimes you have to wait for the right member to log in who can help you.
    Thanks!
     




  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    I hope with your tank sizes, it wasnt a lemon oscar they sold you....a pic would be great though!
     
  5. outlaw

    outlaw Well Known Member Member

    Could be a yellow lab cichlid. Some of them are very yellow like a lemon.

    They are from Lake Tanganyika
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  6. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

    I have a one 1in. lemon cihlid in that link it says they can live in peaceful aquarium but now I need to know about the firemouth cichlid how aggresive are they as 1inchers
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2009
  7. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    is it a yellow lab play? if so, they are a species only fish...an african cichlid that cannot go in with anything but other african cichlids...firemouths arent compatible
     
  8. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

    It is the one in the link that says Lemon Cichlid Profile .But, mine is 1in
     
  9. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    they all come small like that..but they dont stay that way ..im combining your two posts as they are the same thing and boucing back and fourth is hard LOL
     
  10. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

    OK i've heard they get up to seven inches but Once they get about 3 in in my 10g I am going to by a 75g and put about 6 in their.
     
  11. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    never mind im going to leave it...now we know you have labs, ill close this thread and you can continue in your other one for stocking ok?
     
  12. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

    I don't have labs
     
  13. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    brunette moment for me!!!
    I was going by the yellow lab link I didnt see the updated link... ;) sorry
     
  14. outlaw

    outlaw Well Known Member Member

    Firemouth Cichlid

    You wouldn't want to mix these 2 types since they are from 2 different parts of the world and have different requirements.

    Sorry to confuse you all. :D I didn't want to double post.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

  16. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

  17. OP
    OP
    play

    play Valued Member Member

  18. outlaw

    outlaw Well Known Member Member

    Shawnie- Sorry I read the quote above as they wanting to put the 2 together.
     
  19. Nutter

    Nutter Fishlore VIP Member

    The Lemon Cichlid, Leleupi, is a carnivorous ciclid from Lake Tanganyika. It gets to be about 6inches long & is generally peacefull though it will engage in mouth locking wars over territoy. There is usually no damage done during these test of strenght fights. They will combine well with most rift lake cichlids but I have seen Tropheus species pick on them constantly & would not reccomend keeping the two species in the same tank. You should really have these fish in very hard water with a PH of at least 8.2 as they do not cope well with long periods in water with a low PH. If you decide to keep a group of these fish make sure your tank is fairly large with lots of rockwork to provide numerous caves for the fish to hide in.
     




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