How big will a bumblebee cichlid get?

six inches
General: The Bumblebee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) is an Mbuna from Lake Malawi. It will reach a length of six inches, and may live for over ten years in captivity. Mbuna are relatively aggressive, and should be kept in an “overstocked” aquarium (more than one inch of fish per ten gallons, once fully mature.

How do you tell the difference between a male and female bumblebee cichlid?

Males are larger and have blue markings while the females are smaller and have yellow markings. Males can take on the female coloring, so look at size as well as the anal fin. Males will have two to four clearly pronounced egg spots, females will have a rounded anal fin and only one or two egg spots.

How much do bumblebee cichlids cost?

Bumblebee Cichlid

Size Color Price
( 1.5-1.75″ ) Premium Unsexed Stage 3 – Color Morph $9.95
( 1.75-2″ ) Premium Males Stage 4 – Guaranteed Pretty Color $11.95
( 1.5-1.75″ ) Premium Females Stage 2 – Nice Transitional Color $10.95

Why do bumblebee cichlids turn black?

B” due to his large personality. Given the number of bright egg spots, his ability to turn almost entirely black when aggressive and the fact that he is the dominant fish in the tank, he is probably male.

Do bumblebee cichlids have teeth?

They all have a set of teeth in their throat, as well as regular teeth. Also, on the back of the dorsal fin, pectoral, and anal fin, bumblebee cichlids have a spiny ray that they use to deter predators.

Can bumblebee cichlids live with Oscars?

No, mixing African cichlids and Oscars is not recommended because of multiple reasons. They are from different continents and require different water parameters. Also, depending on the cichlids, they will fight to the death.

How do I know if my cichlids are happy?

Offer lots of rocks or wood to create hiding places and change the layout of the tank regularly should you encounter some territorial tendencies. Good signs of health in this type of species include bright colors, clear eyes, full and active fins, and healthy appetites.

What does a bumblebee cichlid look like?

The bumblebee cichlid has an elongate body with vertical yellow-and-black “bumblebee” bars. Juveniles are brightly colored but become darker when mature, especially for males. This fish is known for its ability to rapidly change its colors. They are mouthbrooders like many other cichlids from Lake Malawi.

How big do Yellow Lab cichlids get?

A: A mature Yellow Lab cichlid generally grows to around four inches in length. However, if provided with a very large aquarium, good water conditions, and appropriate foods, they can grow bigger.

Why is my bumblebee cichlid turning white?

Ich is also commonly known as white spot disease and affects all species of tropical fish, including Mbuna. The condition is caused by the aggressive protozoan parasite, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Ich is easily identifiable by the tiny white spots that form on the body, fins, and gills of the affected fish.