Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher)
Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) is a very good fish for community fish tanks. They are peaceful and shy except when they spawn. If they spawn, they will defend their brood fiercely. You can feed them Hikari Micro Wafers or Dennerle Complete Gourmet Menu.
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|Scientific Name||Laetacara curviceps|
|Tank Level||Mid-Bottom Dweller|
|Lifespan||up to 5 Years|
|Minimum Tank Size||71L for a single pair|
|Adult Size||Males to 10cm, females to 7.5cm|
|Difficulty||Easy – Intermediate|
|pH||5.0 – 7.5|
|Temperature||24 – 27C|
Recommended for the general community tank, but do note that the fish become very territorial when breeding. Do not keep with very vigorous or large species as this is generally a shy and retiring fish. Good tankmates include small characins, barbs, danios, rasboras, Corydoras, gouramis and Loricariids. It can be kept with other cichlids (West African Dwarves being the ideal) but enough space must be provided for territory formation. It should be kept in pairs and a large tank is required if more than one pair is to be kept.
McMerwe comments: Very nice for a larger community tank. [Rating: 4/5].