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yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:10 pm

can someone share a picture of what a true 3 month old yellow lab should look like
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby AlphaWild » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:35 pm

Not to sound like a smartypants, but it should look like a tiny version of the adult. Is there something about yours that causes you concern?
75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby AlphaWild » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:51 pm

I found this pic from when mine were young, but probably older than 3 months.
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75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
55g P. "Red Flank",
55g H. "Ruby Green"
A. "pucallpa", S. petriclola
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:41 am

I just want to make sure I'm selling truly what I have as I am new to this. Take a look at my babies at 3 months old on the trader page
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby AlphaWild » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:26 pm

Do you have reason to suspect cross-breeding in your tank? You can't always look at a young fish and say, "yep it's pure bred/hybrid". Sometimes it shows in appearance, other times not until later, and other times not until the next generation. If you did not personally witness the breeding, than you need to have a high level of confidence that the members of your tank are very unlikely to try and crossbreed. What are the inhabitants and sex ratios of your tank?
75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
55g P. "Red Flank",
55g H. "Ruby Green"
A. "pucallpa", S. petriclola
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:54 am

I have 1 male yellow lab, 2 female yellow labs, 2 Metriaclima Estherae Red Zebras (don't know their sex), 3 Pseudotropheus Lombardoi Kenyi (don't know sex) & 1 OB Peacock Hybrid male. No, I did not see the breeding take place but can't wait to witness that.
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:23 am

Well Labidochromis cross breed regularly with Metriaclima Estherae. I would not sell them unless you were 100% sure. As Alpha said, you can't always tell, especially when they are young. Everyone on this forum will suggest not keeping these species together unless you are not keeping/selling fry. Good luck.
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:33 am

Yep, that's what I was afraid of. They do look like yellow labs and they have the dark black edge on their dorsal fin when you look at them really close but they are not a lemon yellow but more orangey. I don't know. I think I will just separate those fish out. I don't want any cross breeding going on. Not sure what I'll do with the babies and now I have a new batch of 20 fry. Thanks for the feedback
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby AlphaWild » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:40 pm

Yes, I'm sorry to agree you should probably be searching the forum for threads on "euthanasia".
75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
55g P. "Red Flank",
55g H. "Ruby Green"
A. "pucallpa", S. petriclola
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby Dawg2012 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:02 pm

I'm in the same boat :(. I have nine lab/greshakei hybrids from before I knew any better. Beautiful fish though, ranging from all yellow to all white. The whiter they are the bigger and more aggressive they are, which makes sense given the mix. Their past the point of 'disposal'... so I'll be keeping them in the mixed tank where no fry are kept from.
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
Various others...
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 pm

Oh no! I hate to kill them. Maybe a pet store will take them. I have relisted my posting :(
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby Dawg2012 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:16 pm

While they may take them, you really don't want to distribute them. Someone may purchase them wanting to breed them and not get what they bargained for :(.
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
Various others...
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby AlphaWild » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:55 pm

Please don't let them move on to be someone else's problem.
75g demasoni, caeruleus, fuelleborni
75g chromogynos, zebroides "cobue",
75g J. ornatus, calvus, Cyp. "Dwarf Jumbo"
55g P. "Red Flank",
55g H. "Ruby Green"
A. "pucallpa", S. petriclola
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby watfive » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 am

Nope, I'm not. Put them in my big mixed tank with the big cichlids. Went and purchased true yellow labs yesterday, 1 male and 4 females and am keeping them in a tank by themselves as I would love to breed them. Thanks for all the advice and I'm definetely not one that wants to cross-breed
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Re: yellow lab cichlid

Postby Dawg2012 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:08 pm

watfive wrote:Nope, I'm not. Put them in my big mixed tank with the big cichlids. Went and purchased true yellow labs yesterday, 1 male and 4 females and am keeping them in a tank by themselves as I would love to breed them. Thanks for all the advice and I'm definetely not one that wants to cross-breed


Good idea. I did the same thing. I really like the color and personality of my hybrids so it will be interesting to see how they mature into adults.
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
Various others...
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