Lemon Cichlid

Theme area:  Amazonía
Scientific name:  Labidocromis caeruleus
Class:  Fish
Continent:  South America
Habitat:  Rivers, marshes, swamps and lakes
Diet:  Piscivorous
Weight:   3 gr
Size:   10 - 13 cm

The Labidochromis caeruleus, known as the Lemon Cichlid or electric yellow, was classified by Fryer in 1956. It gets its scientific name from the blue-sky colour of the first specimens caught in Lake Malawi, later the so-called yellow specimen was discovered.

In the wild,  Lemon Cichlids are not territorial at all and just meander amongst the rocks without a "home". They are not very aggressive either, being considered one of the most peace-loving fish. Depending on the area where they live, there may be fry of other fish, invertebrates, small crustaceans and insect larvae, or even snails.

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated
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