Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Kribensis Cichlid
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Kribensis Cichlid
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Kribensis Cichlid (Pelvicachromis pulcher)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Red, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.0-8.0
Max. Size 4"
Origin Farm Raised
Family Cichlidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Kribensis Cichlid, which originated from Western Africa is tank-raised and is one of the easier African Cichlids to breed. They have an elongated shape and are black in color with a yellow stripe and red belly. The belly takes on a more vivid red coloration during times of breeding. This is one of the smaller African Cichlids, and is often referred to as a dwarf Cichlid.

The Kribensis Cichlid is ideally kept in a 50-gallon or larger aquarium. Male Kribensis, whether full coloration or albino, are often more attracted to the albino female because of the intense red that the albino female displays during breeding. They are a cave spawning species so plenty of rocks and caves should be provided. Feed the fry baby brine shrimp and finely ground flake food.

The Kribensis should be given a diet containing mostly vegetable-based foods, supplemented with meaty type foods. Feed with a quality vegetable-based flake food, algae, and other foods designed for African Cichlids.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 1- 3/4" Medium 1-3/4" to 2" Large 2" to 3"

Customer Testimonials

Christopher G Centerville , GA
I've kept kribs for a while now. They have spawned 2 times and they are really cool to watch. They are super protective of their babies, which is why they are so cool to me. They are a great fish to keep.
Max M Turtle Lake , WI
This is most peaceful Cichlid I've ever seen. They get along well with any other peaceful fish.
Donnie L Felton , DE
I have bred Kribensis for a while and they have been a great pet as well. I sit and watch them just swim around.
Tracie J New Castle , PA
I believe I received a girl and I just love her. Beautiful color, and she does well with the tiger, green and gold barb tankmates, as well as some kuhli loaches.
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