Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher - Small

SKU: 208544
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: 3062

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These colorful dwarf West African cichlids are rather undemanding and can do well in most freshwater community tanks. They are most colorful while breeding. Females are tan and white with two dark, horizontal stripes, one from the nose through the tail and the other running from the nose along the bottom of the dorsal fin. The stomach of the female turns bright violet-red, and her face may have a yellow tint. The male is longer and more slender, but has similar coloration with the same horizontal stripes. He may have a faint violet area on his belly as well.

Kribensis can be found in a variety of color variants and may have regional color differences depending on where they are collected. They are mainly bottom-dwelling fish and can be kept with other fish as long as the other fish are not flashy or aggressive. All cichlids can become aggressive and territorial while breeding, and may these any show aggression towards other bottom dwelling fish that wander into protected territory.

Kribensis will accept spirulina, flake, pellet foods and frozen foods like cichlid formulas or mysis as a supplement.


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Common NameKribensis - Small
Scientific NamePelvicachromis pulcher
Originwestern Africa
Max Size (in inches)3.5
Community SafeYes, with caution
pH Range6.8-7.6
Min Tank Size (in gallons)20
Temperature Range75-78
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
Internal Id

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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Fine for a beginner. Easy to handle fish that takes a wide range of water parameters. Pictured currently on the site is a male. Fun time watching them dart thruout my planted tank happily grazing and playing.