Know Some Interesting Things About Electric Cichlids

Beautiful aquarium fishes

There are many species of fishes worldwide, and each one has a particular color and characteristic. Electric Cichlids are among the famous aquarium fishes for freshwater. The females in these categories lay their eggs on the rock’s surface. The brooding takes place for three weeks. After that, they release them. People keep them separate from the African Cichlids. It is because of its yellow coloration. The mature ones have black stripes on them that contrasts. It also has some vertical bars that look beautiful.

Facts about the Yellow Lab Cichlid

The Yellow Lab Cichlid is a type of Electric Cichlids, and you can find them in the coastal regions of East Africa. There are many fun facts about them. Let us have a look at it.

  • People call it several names. Some say lemon yellow lab, the blue streak hap, and some others say as a yellow prince. These names depend upon their color morph. The most famous one among them is the yellow-colored ones.
  • These live in the water, which has a pH level between 7.8 to 8.9. That is because the best temperature for them to stay is between 23- 26 degrees celsius. The size of the larger ones can go up to 15 cms.
  • The mothers carry the eggs in their mouths. The process of hatching and developing takes place there. It takes up to three weeks.

Display of territorial behaviors

Most of the Yellow Lab Cichlids live in Lake Malawi’s water. These are between the Charo and Mbowe islands. People export it from Burundi, and people also believe that it got its yellow color pigment from the Tanganyika lake. It is the best choice for people who like their aquarium fishes to show interest in social behaviors. Try to keep them in those fish tanks that have caves, bottoms, and rocks. They love to stay there.

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