The Leleupi Cichlid is an excellent fish for beginners because it is not too aggressive but still loves to be around other fish.
It will do well in a 20-gallon tank and can live up to 10 years!
Leleupi Cichlids are hardy and relatively easy to care for as long as the water parameters stay within normal levels of pH, salinity, temperature, and oxygen content.
They generally grow to 4 inches or so in adulthood.
The Appearance of The Leleupi Cichlid
The males tend to have brighter colors than females, such as pinkish-orange fins with some blue coloration.
The Leulupi Cichlid, is one of Africa's most beautiful fish. They can be found at many different locations, but they are always a color variation ranging from bright yellow to deep brown, reflecting their environment and habitat.
They are relatively small fish, the total length when mature is 10 centimeters.
Characteristics of the Lelupi Cichlid
The Lemon Cichlid is unique to the African lake environment.
It can be kept in a spacious tank that includes Tanganyikan shell dwelling species, which inhabit the lower areas of the water column.
This cichlid prefers piles of rocks with caves and sand as its substrate for an aquarium setting. However, it will thrive anywhere there are plenty of hiding spaces like plants or stones that create some natural borders on the bottom level from other fish who have different territories at top stories.
A tank with a Leleupi Cichlid will also need to be stocked with other fish tolerant of the same conditions.
This Can Include:
● Synodontis, and
● Calvus Species.
Shorter and more docile barb fishes like Corydoras or Otocinclus may work well as companions too!
Though they're not strictly necessary for keeping this breed alive in captivity, good water quality standards must still be adhered to by adding beneficial bacteria regularly through means such as filter additions of live plants which provide ammonia-eating microbes.
The Lemon Cichlid is a small fish but will fight for its territory with other similar species. It also doesn't like to share the food in his tank with any of these smaller creatures.
The Diet of The Leleupi Cichlid
The diet for the Leleupi Child should contain flake or pellet food along with meaty items.
It is also essential that they have a balanced diet, including other fish foods, vegetables like zucchini, cucumber, and kale, and even fruits!
Feeding the Lemon Cichlid is as easy a task. High-quality dry, frozen, and live meaty food will all be readily accepted with no fuss!
However, the key to their diet includes a variety for this fish to maintain its optimal health and coloration- so they should not feed it only dry foods exclusively.
The Lemon Cichlid is an excellent fish for the beginner cichlid keeper.
It can thrive in just about any condition, and if you are looking to add some color to your aquarium, it will be one of the most beautiful additions.
Are Lemon Cichlids aggressive? -Though they are typically peaceful, there have been reports of aggression with their kind.
Are Lemon Cichlids shell dwellers? – No, they are not.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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