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    I am thinking of getting 3-4 of this yellow cichlids but I want fish that swim near middle of tank to see colors, not ones that stay in rocky areas or plants near bottom essentially hiding. Do these swim around or hide? Thanks!

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    Hey and welcome to AC.

    I take it you have set up a tank for Malawi cichlids.
    Have you read up on the m to f ratio to help with aggression, also recommending stocking for other species? Also what is the stocking plan for the rest of the tank?? What the Tank size?
    From what I have seen with these species they do tend to wader the 2/3 to lower section of the tank. And are very hyper active IMO.

    IME with other types of cichlids for me Tanganyika nothing stayed hidden in vast rock bio tope, unless a female was trying to get away from the male. Spawning/ guarding fry. Other wise the whole tank was hyper active once they all settled in. A lot also comes down to stocking, and correct species chosen so that they are inter compatible.

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    Thanks.
    Is it easy to differentiate males from females? Will my local store be able to tell? Anything I can look for? I understand 1 male with 3 females would be okay.

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    I personally do not trust a lps or lfs as far as I can through it when it comes to the fish selection.
    Good old Google works the best. Tons of info out there.

    Have you set the tank up to suit the labs.


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    Why not get gold barbs with golden gourami rather than trying to force yellow labidochromis to swim in the middle layer of the tank.

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    Gold barbs are great fish, get at least 5-6 as they are social. Had a bunch and they were super social, peaceful, and stayed together and were very active. I also loved the coloration as the males and females (to a lesser degree) get some nice splashes of red on them. Honeys are OK but not as active as the barbs would be. My Honeys come out mainly for food, and they keep mostly to themselves.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with 4 chilis, green endlers & Bloody Mary shrimp and 2nd with blue star endlers and Blue Dream shrimp
    Four-27 gallon tubs, 1st w/ BN plecos; 2nd w/ gouramis, rainbow fish, kuhli, dojos and female endlers; 3rd w/ albino corys, pepper cory, panda corys; 4th is 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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