Hi all. Not sure if this should go under the creature ID forum but as it is a cichlid I will try here. I'm not sure of the species of a couple of my fish so have been going through cichlid-forum.com to try and match them.
One of my earliest pairs were what I thought to be yellow labs, and whilst the female still remains a very bright yellow (see attached picture of her holding), the male seems to have gone from yellow to a pink haze to a kind of purple blue stripe. I've attached two pictures - one as a juvenile (with black edges on the fins), and one of how he looks today.
Do they normally go through this colour change? Is it indeed a pair of yellow labs (labidochromis caeruleus) or something different / mixed?
here we go. the denisoni barb is no longer in there (i was looking after it for a friend). aside from the 7 cichlids you can see there are 3 other smallish ones. not sure of the types of cichlids these are! i have kept tropical for a few years but am a bit of a noob when it comes to these...
i have a malawi set up and wondered what sort of algea/bottom feeders i can add? I seem to get a lot of green algea and one lfs said the best thing would be bristlenose cats.
however, when i went to get some another lfs said these would not tolerate the water levels that cichlids are kept in. he said that the cichlids themselves should graze on the algae, but i always seem to get lads of it build up. could i be a bit under-stocked? i have 10 of them between about 1-3 inches in a 68g tank. thanks for your help!