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more yellow labs or not?
Old 04-11-2014, 05:24 AM   #1
 
Question more yellow labs or not?

i currently just got myself two yellow labs aka (Labidochromis caeruleus)...one male and one female and they get on fine so far...shall i put in two more females or can i add a male and female electric blue lab aka (Sciaenochromis fryeri) in the tank with them??
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:44 AM   #2
 
either would be just fine. But make sure you have a big enough tank if you get a m-f pair of others, If one or both pairs decide to breed and you dont have at least a 55g, things could get ugly.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:46 PM   #3
 
oops,,iv added to new blue labs to the tank,,i definatly know i got a male and female yellow pair,,,but im kind of unsure what sex the blues are? trying to find out :/
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
 
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The blue are not labs . You'll see red on the anal fin and a very angled anal fin for males.


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Old 04-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #5
 
i know one of them has two tiny yellow spots on the anal fin and is a nice bluey colour and the other is exactly the same but no spots..il try get an image on here but my mobile broke at the moment
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
 
i managed to uplaod a pic of the internet thats exactly like the one i have now,,the other one i have has no spots at all...the pics on my profile on the right hand side,please take a look and say what you think..thanks.

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Old 04-12-2014, 05:20 PM   #7
 
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Egg spots are what they're called if I understand correctly what you're referring to . They actually rarely actually mean it's a male . That for lack of better explanation is a myth when it comes to sexing them . With proper profile pics I usually can. Sex them. And with multiple angle pics I can usually confirm species


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Old 04-12-2014, 10:47 PM   #8
 
Yeah I dont think blue labs actually exist, they are probably electric blue peacocks, which get to 20cm, and need plenty of swimming space, so just make sure that u can meet their adult requirements. Ps Africans seem to grow quite slowly, so u have plenty of time to upgrade.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:55 PM   #9
 
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Yeah I dont think blue labs actually exist, they are probably electric blue peacocks, which get to 20cm, and need plenty of swimming space, so just make sure that u can meet their adult requirements. Ps Africans seem to grow quite slowly, so u have plenty of time to upgrade.

It's not a peacock . It's an s. Fryeri . S. Fryeri do grow slowly but most mbuna grow very fast . An a. Fryeri is a hap of lake Malawi .


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Old 04-13-2014, 12:34 AM   #10
 
Oh, ok, I didn't look at the pic, but peacock sprung to mind as they seem to pe the most commonly available species of african, at least they are here in aus
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