To a lot of seafood owners, Malawi cichlids possess a really bad status to be aggressive, particularly the group of Malawi cichlids that belongs towards the number of Mbuna. This could be when they’re not located properly with certain types of Mbuna they’re just determined to attack every other tank mate within striking distance of these. The Yellow Lab cichlids aren’t as aggressive because this and when stored properly shouldn’t cause a lot of concerns for their devoted keeper.
Yellow Lab cichlids ought to be located within an aquarium which has lots of rockwork for that aquarium dcor this can be certain that any specimen who wants to escape everything that’s happening can by hiding within the rocks and resting. ought to always be stored in a ratio with a minimum of 3 women to each male plus they ought to always be stored in several a minimum of 12 seafood to help keep the aggression low. If a person male is stored having a single female then your male will harass the feminine all the time, if he’s more women to harass, especially at breeding occasions, then your aggression is shared out and every female will get the opportunity to hide away for amounts of time.
When stored within the correct ratio, I have not had any major issues with aggressive seafood, they’ll determine their very own pecking order using the dominant male being towards the top of the ladder but yet, women are often close to the bottom using the sub-dominant males equalling them. The dominant men’re really simple to place, aside from their apparent bossing from the other seafood, their colouration can change to some more dark yellow background and they’ll also develop vertical stripes along themselves.
Lowering the temperature around the by a few levels appears to assist with any potential hostility too, when the temperatures are set to 26 deg C, the seafood appear much more settled, once the aquarium heater is placed to 28 deg C the seafood are much more active, this may be the truth that only at that greater temperature, the dominant males will be receiving prepared to spawn and can harass the women much more.
Breeding occasions happens when the Yellow Lab cichlids are in their most aggressive, if there’s several dominant male discussing the tank, they’ll fight for the best to reproduce using the women and also the women is going to be chased constantly because the males have to breed with as numerous women as they can. Once breeding has completed, the aggression level will subside again, however this act normally happens every 4 days so be ready for this.
Overall the Yellow Lab cichlid isn’t the most aggressive species that i’ve ever stored, not even close to it making great inclusions in the aquarium, like several seafood, they’re going to have their moments and off days but mostly they mix well using the correct tank mates and cause no great bother for their keeper.