Kribensis Tropical Fish Information

Pelvicachromis pulcher
Kribensis
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)

Kribensis Tropical Fish Learn all about the Kribensis's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Kribensis is the right fish for your aquarium.

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

Kribensis Facts

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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