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Pelvicachromis pulcher
Kribensis, Purple cichlid
(Boulenger, 1901)

(Other members of the genus Pelvicachromis)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 24-28 C

FOOD: Feed Pelvicachromis pulcher live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Nigeria

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AQUARIUM CARE: A generally peaceful cichlid, except at spawning times. Due to it's attractive colouration, ease of breeding and small size it is a very popular aquarium fish. Prefers a well planted tank with bogwood, caves, leaf litter, and low level planting.

Kribensis make good community fish until they spawn, when they get very aggressive. In a larger (4 foot) community tank, spawning is possible as long as there is plenty of planting and hiding spaces, otherwise other tank mates will be chased incessantly.

BREEDING: Displaying Kribs are surely a sight to behold. Most strains are easy to spawn, and will guard their young. They herd their shoal of fry around the tank, taking very special care of them. Fry will take refuge in the parents mouth.

Have you bred Pelvicachromis pulcher? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Pelvicachromis pulcher breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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