Lemon Jake Cichlid 5cm

Originating from Lake Malawi in Africa, the Lemon Jake Cichlid is a stunning and vibrant fish that is sure to be a showstopper in any aquarium. Known for their striking yellow and blue coloration, these cichlids are a favorite among hobbyists for their beauty and personality.

Lemon Jake Cichlids can grow up to 5-6 inches (12.7-15.2 cm) in length and have a slightly elongated and streamlined body shape. Their yellow coloration is brightest on their dorsal fin and fades to a pale yellow on their body. The blue coloration can be seen on their face, fins, and along their body.

To ensure the best water conditions for your Lemon Jake Cichlid, maintain a pH level of 7.8-8.6, water hardness of 10-18 dGH, and a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C). These cichlids are known to be somewhat sensitive to water quality, so it's important to keep the aquarium clean and well-filtered.

When it comes to feeding, Lemon Jake Cichlids are omnivorous and will thrive on a varied diet that includes both meaty and plant-based foods. Offer a high-quality cichlid pellet as a staple, supplemented with frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and spirulina.

Lemon Jake Cichlids are known for their active and sometimes aggressive behavior, especially towards their own kind. Therefore, it's best to keep them in a species-only tank or with other larger and more robust cichlid species. A minimum tank size of 55 gallons (208 liters) is recommended for a single Lemon Jake Cichlid, with additional space needed for additional fish.

If you're looking for a stunning and dynamic addition to your aquarium, the Lemon Jake Cichlid is the perfect choice.

  • 1 x Lemon Jake African Cichlid 5cm

DOA Policy for Live Fish shipping

At Aquaholics, we place utmost importance on the careful shipping of live fish to ensure their safe arrival. Our commitment to quality includes taking various measures during transit. Each fish bag is infused with medical-grade oxygen and an ammonia-neutralizing solution. In colder periods, we also utilize heat packs to maintain optimal temperatures. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can sometimes lead to unfortunate outcomes. To provide you with peace of mind, we have implemented a Dead-on Arrival (DOA) policy that ensures you are covered in such situations.


  1. Owner's Presence: It is essential for the owner or an authorised representative to be available at the provided shipping address to receive the fish. If no one is available, the courier will leave your parcel in a safe space as all fish orders are shipped ATL.
  2. Shipping Address: Please provide a valid street address for shipping. Ensure the address is accurate and complete to avoid any delivery issues.
  3. Reporting DOA: If you receive a fish that is dead on arrival, please notify us promptly. Within 2 hours of receiving the fish, send an email to our customer support team. Include the following details in your email:
    • Name: Your full name
    • Order Number: The unique order number associated with your purchase
    • DOA Fish Picture: Attach a clear picture of the deceased fish

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Timely Notification: Please make your DOA claim within 2 hours of receiving the fish. Claims submitted after this timeframe will not be eligible for compensation.
  2. Proper Documentation: Ensure that your email includes accurate and complete information, including your name, order number, email, and a clear picture of the deceased fish. Incomplete or inaccurate information may delay the processing of your claim.
  3. Verification: Our customer support team will review the provided information to verify the DOA claim. Once the claim is validated, we will proceed with the appropriate compensation.
  4. Compensation Options: In the event of a DOA, we offer two compensation options: a) Store Credit: You will receive a store credit equal to the value of the deceased fish, which can be used for future purchases. b) Refund: We can issue a refund for the value of the deceased fish, processed through the original payment method used for the purchase.
  5. Shipping Costs: Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable unless the entire order is considered a DOA.
  6. Conditions Apply: Our DOA policy covers only fish that are dead upon arrival. It does not apply to fish that perish after successful delivery and acclimation to their new environment.

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our customers and ensuring the well-being of our live fish. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our DOA policy, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team at [email protected] , and we will be glad to assist you.



Note: The terms and conditions outlined in this DOA policy are subject to change without prior notice. We recommend reviewing the most up-to-date policy on our website or contacting our customer support team for any updates.

Thank you again for allowing us on your aqaurium journey.


Jesse Elstak


  • Species - Lemon Jake African Cichlid
  • Common Name - Lemon Jake Cichlid
  • Origin - Lake Malawi in East Africa
  • Diet - Omnivore; feeds on small crustaceans, insect larvae, and algae in the wild.
  • PH Range - 7.8-8.6
  • Water Type - Hard water with a high mineral content.
  • Temperature - 24-27°C
  • Breed Type - Egg-layer; they will lay their eggs on flat surfaces such as rocks, shells, or tank decor.
  • Size - 4-5cm (1.5-2 inches) in length when fully grown, but can reach up to 15cm (6 inches) in length in the wild.
SKU LF-LemonJake5cm
Barcode # 7427105031303
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001000000m3


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