Behaviour Peaceful, differences between individuals may bring aggression, territorial
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 75cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Kribensis Pelvicachromis pulcher
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  • Kribensis Pelvicachromis pulcher - thumbnail
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Pelvicachromis pulcher

The Kribensis is one of the most well known of the smaller cichlids and is an excellent addition to most community aquariums to offer something a little different. The aquarium should be well planted with plenty of hiding spots and a few cave-like areas to encourage spawning. Watching these fish pair, spawn, and raise a group of young fry is a very rewarding experience and a well-recommended aim for any fishkeeper. Selecting a male and female does not guarantee a pair as the females can be quite picky and if the male is not 'up to scratch' she may aggressively chase him. Ideally, pick out a known pair, or a group of young fish and allow a pair to form naturally. An interesting aquarium fish

Family Cichlidae (Cichlids) | Synonyms Pelmatochromis pulcher, P. kribensis, Pelvicachromis sacramontis | Other names Krib, Rainbow Krib, Pink Krib, Common Krib, Purple Krib, Rainbow Cichlid | Origin Africa; Nigeria & coastal areas of Cameroon | Breeding Cave spawner. Female guards the eggs and newly hatched fry whilst the male defends the territory. When the young are free swimming both parents exhibit excellent brood care | Natural Water Conditions pH 5-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Quiet waterways with dense patches of vegetation | Sexing Females are shorter and deeper bodied, male's pelvic fins are pointed

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