Other Yellow lab Names:
Yellow lab, Electric yellow lab, Canary cichlid
Yellow lab Scientific Name:
Yellow lab Temperament:
Species Type: African Cichlids, Lake Malawi
Yellow lab Adult Size: 4 inches (cm)
Yellow lab Life Expectancy: 10 years
Yellow lab Habitat: African Lake Malawi
Yellow lab Minimum Tank Size:
Mildly aggressive. Put with other african cichlids.
Yellow lab Diet & Nutrition:
Small crustaceans and insect larvae, will accept most aquarium foods. More omnivorous than many mbuna, but the diet should still include a strong vegetable component.
Yellow lab Description:
One of the most commonly kept african cichlid species. The Yellow lab is not overly aggressive and works well with several other african cichlid species. The yellow lab is characterized by a bright yellow body and black stripes on the dorsal fin. Black may appear on other fins as well.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Most other mbuna cichlids from malawi will work.
Yellow lab Breeding & Spawning:
Prolific mouthbrooder. Does not need any special layout for breeding, but a 1M to 4F ratio is best.
Determining Yellow lab Sex:
There is no obvious colour difference between males and females, but males may show more black on the fins, particularly the ventral fins. They may also exhibit a brownish patch in the area between the eye and mouth.
Yellow lab Diseases:
Malawi Bloat - condition deadly to malawi cichlids. It is caused by too much protein in the diet of some cichlids.
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