Labidochromis Caeruleus - Lemon Cichlid

Labidochromis Caeruleus, is a species of cichlid fish also known as lemon yellow lab, the blue streak hap, the electric yellow or yellow prince. It is endemic to the central western coastal region of lake Malawi in east Africa. A naturally occurring yellow-coloured variant from Nkhata Bay is one of the most popular cichlids amongst aquarium hobbyists.

This species is a maternal mouthbrooder, meaning the eggs are carried, hatch, and develop in the mothers mouth (buccal cavity), for about three weeks. These fish are ovophiles and the male will excavate a pit in the sand within his territory, in which the female lays the eggs; the female then takes these eggs into her mouth for fertilization.

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