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Kribensis Cichlid


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kribensis cichlid is a very bright colored cichlid and its body is covered with bright yellow scales. But this is not all about her rich color, it also behaves in a very interesting way. This kind of fish is often mistaken for another very alike fish Aequidens pulcher.

There were the times when these two fishes were considered as one kind.

KSh 1,500

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kribensis cichlid is a freshwater fish of the cichlids family, endemic to Nigeria and Cameroom. The species is popular amongest hobbyists, and is most commonly sold under the name kribensis, although the species has other common names, including various derivatives and color morphs of the kribensis: krib, common krib, red krib, super-red krib and rainbow krib, along with rainbow cichlid and purple cichlid. The species is a popular cichlid for the aquarium

In addition, this fish is rather more aggressive then the Aequidens pulcher cichlid and in English speaking countries it’s even called Kribensis cichlid. kribensis cichlid care is rather easy since it isn’t a demanding fish. But still it’s recommended for experienced aquarists, since the fish is demanding to water parameters and it requires qualitative feed.

Also as it is always true as for the large cichlid fish this one is rather large and aggressive, it needs a spacious tank.

What To Feed Kribensis cichlids

Kribensis cichlid tend to be carnivorous in the wild feeding on worms, small crustaceans and insects. They are not fussy eaters in home aquariums. They are omnivorous opportunistic fish and we would recommend feeding them a varied diet. You can feed them pellets, frozen and live food. Keep in mind that live food is always better. Shrimps, earth worms, mussel meat, flakes and pellets are all good fish feeds. You can also feed them with crickets, fish fillets and tube worms.

Larger pellets, flakes and live food are recommended for larger specimens. Occasionally, you can also feed them vegetables such as cooked peas and spinach.


In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.

Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.

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