Yellows Labidochromis aka know as the Yellow Lab or Brilliant Yellow are one of the more peaceful African Cichlids and will get along well with most of their tank mates. Both males and females of the yellow are deep yellow in colour and can develop light b;ack marking in its fins
The Yellow Lab is an imported version of the electric Yellow and is thought to be a mixed speciecies between electric yellows and red zebras giving a deeper body colouration
The Yellow Lab should be kept in hard alkaline water with a pH between 7.5 and 8.5. They are reasonably tolerant of low water conditions, although this is not recommended. The water temperature should be between 24°c – 26°c, though slightly lower or higher temperatures are tolerated well.
The aquarium should include a fine substrate, hardy plants, caves, and rocks. They should be kept in the largest possible tank, with a recommended size of about 200 litres.
The Yellow Lab is considered to be one of the most placid African cichlids, however they are still known to be territorial. They will show aggression towards fish of similar body shape and color.
Yellow Labs cichlids can be kept with most other African cichlids of similar size and aggression. Their semi-aggressive nature makes them incompatible with most african cichlid community fish.
The Yellow Lab is an omnivore that will readily consume meaty foods and greens such as brine shrimp, commercial frozen cichlid food, and vegetable-based flakes and pellets. Like most fish, overfeeding should be avoided.
- Species – Labidochromis Yellow
- Common Name – Yellow Lab, Brlliant Yellow
- Origin – Lake Malawi
- Diet – Omnivore
- PH Range – Alkaline
- Water Type – Hard
- Temperature – Tropical 24°c – 26°c
- Breed Type – Mouth brooder
- Current Size – approximately 5cm (Grows to approximately 10cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed