Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher)
Category: Aquarium Fish Other
The Kribensis fish is native to Western Africa. The fish is black in color with a yellow stripe, elongated in shape and has a red colored belly. The Kribensis is also called Pelvicachromis pulcher which comes from the genus of fish referred to as the Pelvicachromis. During the periods of breeding, the fish’s belly takes a more vivid red coloring. The Kribensis is tank raised and small, making it one of the easiest Cichlids to breed.
The Kribensis Cichlid is attractive even when it is not spawning. The fish, including the albino varieties which have been bred for several years comes in various color morphs including red, green, blue and yellow. The fish is small with the male species growing up to four inches large and the females approximately three inches. The female Kribensis fish usually does not exceed three inches.
The fish is a substrate spawning species, which spawns after clearing and area within the substrate. The male Kribensis fish, depending on the variety, is usually attracted most to the albino female type of Cichlids due to the fact that the fish displays an intense red coloring during breeding periods.
In addition to Kribensis Cichlid being colorful it grows to remaining small, a feature which has made the fish species popular with small breeding space. The fish species can be suitably bred in a large aquarium or a fifty-gallon tank decorated with plenty of caves and rocks to provide adequate hiding places for the fish. However, if you choose to keep the fish in a community tank, care should be taken in choosing the make of the tank.
The Kribensis fish is easy to care for. The fish requires a diet containing mostly vegetable based foods. It is necessary that you feed your fish with quality flake food which is vegetable based and algae. However, the food can be supplemented with meaty food types and other foods designed for the Kribensis Cichlids fish species.