Yellow Lab (Labidochromis caeruleus)
The Electric Yellow Labs are a most interesting African cichlid. They stand out with their brilliant coloration but also because they are one of the most peaceful of the Mbuna species. As an omnivore (but would prefer a vegetarian diet) and being somewhat shy, they are very versatile and adaptable to all sorts of cichlid setups but thrive best with other Mbunas. They can live singly or in pairs. They are not territorial but they will be aggressive towards other fish that are similar in body shape or color. Other peaceful Mbunas as well as Peacock Cichlids, Featherfins, and Lamprologus species can make good tankmates.
As most African Cichlids, the ideal conditions for a Yellow Lab should be at a temperature between 78 - 80 degrees and a PH of 7.8 - 8.0.