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Thread: Lemon cichlid?

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    Question Lemon cichlid?


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    i saw a fish i really liked in an LFS like a month ago. It was 20 dollars, it had a body shape like a pike, it was 2" long, and it was bright bright yellow all over like a yellow lab. i really liked it i beilieve they were Lemon Cichlids. Can anybody clearify? Also, i a have a 20 gallon tall, could i put a few of those in there? If so how many? Also, do these fish accept feeder minnows/guppies?
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    Sounds like a type of pike cichlid and even the dwarfs need 50g+, do a 20g is not big enough for one.

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    i beilieve it is a lemon cichlid. do you know about their care?
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    They need a 29g tank

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    Sounds like a Neolamprologus leleupi to me. Tanganykian substrate-spawning fish, minimum tank size 30 gallons, aggressive toward their own kind.

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    yea thats it. do you know about its care? does it eat feeder minnows/guppies
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    Any good cichlid flakes or pellets supplemented occaisonally with frozen bloodworms and/or brine shrimp would be fine. They may eat live feeders, but that isn't their natural diet.

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    do you think they would if they are the right size?
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    Most fish will eat smaller fish if given the opportunity, but feeder guppies from the lfs tend to be a greater health risk for your fish that any potential benefit from using them for live food. They are mass-produced, badly overcrowded, kept in lousy conditions, and IME it's rare to find healthy feeder guppy stock. If you have a tankful of healthy guppies and want/need to cull some fry that's another matter.

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