Electric Yellow

  • Dive into the vivid world of Electric Yellow fish, an eye-catching species loved for its bright yellow hue and amiable nature.
  • Create a peaceful community, as these sociable fish thrive alongside non-aggressive tank mates in a well-decorated environment.
  • With a size of 3 to 4 inches and potential lifespan of 5 to 8 years, Electric Yellow fish will electrify your aquarium with their charm and captivating colors.
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Introduction: Welcome to the captivating world of Electric Yellow fish, a striking and vibrant species adored for its bright yellow coloration and lively personality. Immerse yourself in the brilliance of these electrifying creatures as they bring a splash of color and energy to your aquarium.

Scientific Name: The Electric Yellow fish is scientifically known as Labidochromis caeruleus.

Water Quality:

  • Temperature: Maintain a warm and tropical environment with temperatures ranging from 76°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the water slightly alkaline, with a pH range of 7.8 to 8.5, to support their well-being.
  • GH Level: Aim for a General Hardness (GH) of 4 to 8 dGH for their optimal health.
  • KH Level: Ensure a Carbonate Hardness (KH) level of 4 to 6 dKH to maintain water stability.

Feeding: Electric Yellow fish are omnivorous and have a hearty appetite. Offer them a varied diet consisting of high-quality pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Electric Yellow fish are generally peaceful and can coexist harmoniously with other non-aggressive community fish like tetras and catfish.
  • Avoid Aggressive Species: To preserve their calm demeanor, avoid housing them with aggressive or territorial fish.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Provide a sandy substrate to mimic their natural habitat and encourage their digging behavior. Decorate the tank with rocks and caves to offer hiding spots and create a visually appealing environment.

Suitable Plants: Choose hardy plants like Java Ferns and Anubias, as Electric Yellow fish may uproot or disturb delicate vegetation.

Sexing: Sexing adult Electric Yellow fish can be challenging, but males tend to have more intense yellow coloration and slightly larger anal fins than females.

Breeding: Breeding Electric Yellow fish is possible in a well-maintained community tank with ideal water conditions and ample hiding spots for fry.

Maximum Size and Longevity: Electric Yellow fish can grow up to a size of about 3 to 4 inches (7 to 10 cm). With proper care, they can live up to 5 to 8 years, offering you years of enjoyment.

General Information: Electric Yellow fish originate from the rocky shores of Lake Malawi in Africa, where their vivid coloration helps them blend into their natural surroundings.

A Fun Fact: Did you know that Electric Yellow fish can exhibit color changes based on their mood and social status? Their ability to intensify or dull their yellow coloration serves as a communication method among members of their school, adding an element of intrigue to their behavior!


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