The Yellow Lab Cichlid is a freshwater fish from Lake Malawi in Africa. They are found in the Nkata Bay part of the lake. This fish is usually a golden color and that is how it gets its name, although it is also available in other color variations like blue.
When setting up an aquarium for this cichlid, make sure to provide lots of rocks and caves for them to hide in. The yellow lab is a peaceful cichlid and does not dig up plants. They are not territorial and make great additions to cichlid aquariums. See below for addition information!
Yellow Lab Cichlid Care:
Scientific Name: Labidochromis caeruleus
Natural Habitat: Lake Malawi Africa
Common Names: Yellow Lab, Lions Cove, Electric yellow, lemon drop.
Beginner Fish: Yes, Care level is easy.
Adult Size: 4-5 inches.
Life Span: 18 Years.
Tank Mates: Don’t mix Malawi mbuna with Labidochromic groups. Also, when keeping multiple yellow labs, keep 1 male per 2 females.
Tank Size: 55 gallons and up.
Tank Region: All areas of the aquarium.
Water Temperature: 78°F – 80°F
Water pH: 7.8 – 8.2
Feeding: They are Omnivores and need a diet low in protein. Feed live foods, flakes, and pellets.
Gender: Males usually have deeper black on the anal and dorsal fins.