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Yellow Lab - Labidochromis caeruleus - Medium

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Yellow Labs (Labidochromis caeruleus) are a strikingly beautiful shade of bright electric yellow. Their fins are tipped in black, the males more so than the females, though it is very difficult to tell the genders apart. This yellow color variant originates in the Lion's Cove area of Lake Malawi.



Malawian and Victorian cichlids are similar in care and temperament, leading to fish from these two lakes being grouped together in the hobby. Several hundreds species of cichlid are found in Lake Malawi, along with many regional variations, but Lake Victoria has far fewer due to the introduction of invasive predators. Most cichlids in both lakes are rock-dwellers. They seldom stray far from the rocky bottoms and sides of the lake and will quickly dart into the rocks to hide. As with all cichlids, they are very territorial and will not tolerate other cichlids around “their” crevice.



Two of the most popular groups of these cichlids are the “Peacocks” (mostly the Aulonocara genus) and “Mbuna's” (native term for “rock fish” and including the genera Pseudotropheus, Labidochromis, Maylandia, Melanochromis and others). While aggression and compatibility can vary from species to species, mixing Mbuna and Peacock cichlids is not usually recommended. Mbuna cichlids tend to be more aggressive and may bully the usually more passive Peacocks but some Mbuna cichlids are far more aggressive than others. Several other groups of cichlids can also be found from these lakes, some of which can be large and aggressive predators; research all choices carefully.



Décor for a Malawi/Victoria aquarium should be very rocky. Rock “piles” and shelf-like backgrounds are common designs and can be made from tufa rock, lava rock or slate. Substrates can range from the whitish coral sand used in saltwater aquariums to black freshwater sand or even regular decorative gravels. Wood tends to lower pH and is not usually recommended for African cichlid aquariums.
Specifications
MPN
F90 0022 0190
Manufacturer
That Fish Place
Common NameYellow Lab - Medium
Scientific NameLabidochromis caeruleus
OriginLake Malawi (Africa)
Max Size (in inches)5
Community SafeYes, with caution (African cichlids only)
pH Range7.8-8.6
DietOmnivore
Min Tank Size (in gallons)45
Temperature Range76-80
DifficultyEasy
Internal Id
20457


State Restrictions
Alaska
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
California
Hawaii
Puerto Rico

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beautiful

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these fish are amazing i would buy this fish for 30 each and be happy with them. they are my favorite fish.

African cichlids

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very good fish, they breed easily and are very beautiful