Yellow Lab Cichlid
Labidochromis caeruleus (yellow lab cichlid) are bright colored mbuna from Lake Malawi. The yellow lab cichlid are the less aggressive cichlids out of the mbuna.
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Scientific name: Labidochromis caeruleus
Common name: Yellow Lab, electric yellow
Size: 4-5 inches
Temperature: 78-80 degrees F
Origin/Habitat: Lake Malawi Africa
Lifespan: 18 years
Temperament / Behavior: mildly aggressive
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Tank mates: Other malawi mbuna not to be mixed with other Labidochromis groups. If put with other Yellow Labs needs to be 1 male to 2+ females.
Fish Disease: Signs and treatments for some common freshwater fish disease hole in the head and malawi bloat
Fish Food: Herbivore, needs diet low in protien and fresh veggies.
Tank Region: Bottom of Aquarium
Gender: Extremely hard to sex, males tend to have deeper black on anal and dorsal fins.
Tank Size: Minimum of 55g Tanks need to be long rather than tall.
Similar Species: Other Cichlids.
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