Question about Yellow Lab Cichlids - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Question about Yellow Lab Cichlids

Question about Yellow Lab Cichlids

This is a discussion on Question about Yellow Lab Cichlids within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> On second thought my idea to put two males in a tank alone is not a good idea at all. I just sat and ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Blue Ram
Blue Ram
Checkerboard Cichlid
Checkerboard Cichlid
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Question about Yellow Lab Cichlids
Old 02-18-2009, 07:56 AM   #11
 
On second thought my idea to put two males in a tank alone is not a good idea at all. I just sat and watched the tank and I am pretty certain, based on activity, that I have 4 males and POSSIBLY one female. I say possibly because she is the only one now with no signs of nipping.

My LFS is great so I was able to take 3 of the known males and just turn them back in. So I am left with what I am 80ish% certain a male and female in the tank.

The one I think is female now though does still chase what I think is male around but only very little. I changed the caves around so there are two networks, one at each end of the tank. The chasing happens in what looks like cave fight.

I am happy to announce that neither of the two I have are chilling at the top of the tank now.

So what I need now is 3-4 more female yellow labs. I figure all I can do, because I don't want to pay $40+ bucks for mature yellow labs, is go to my LFS and watch the tank for 25 or so minutes and make a best guess which is male and which is female?

If anyone has any advice about sex determination I am all fins! : )
kyfishman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 10:41 AM   #12
 
labs can be a pain to sex, particularly as juveniles. Theres a few places online that have good examples of sexed yellow labs. Your best bet is to see if you can find 3 or 4 all at once and introduce them, though as I stated aerlier they are relatively easy going as far as Mbuna go.


Another two options you have to increase their activity level and happiness--over filter (I am running a 30 and a 20 on my 26 gallon) and/or increase the water flow in the tank. Mbuna enjoy clear water and a heavy flow--both which can be knocked out by adding another 20 dollar filter. I don't use activated carbon
invictusmaneo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Breeding Yellow Lab Cichlids. jr.masterbreeder Fish Breeding 1 03-01-2009 04:24 PM
Electric Yellow cichlids FISHSD Cichlids 18 09-30-2007 07:10 PM
breeding Electric yellow cichlids fishfishfish111 Fish Breeding 3 06-30-2007 10:10 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.