Kribensis Cichlid

Live FishSKU: KC580

    Same day despatch when ordered before 2pm
    Usually arrives in 2-3 working days
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Sale price£6.29


Kribensis Cichlid

The Kribensis are a great addition to a peaceful South American aquarium. They like to have hiding places and breed easily when in the right water conditions. Kribensis, Pelvicachromis pulcher, is a freshwater fish of the cichlid family, endemic to Nigeria and Cameroon. It is popular amongst aquarium hobbyists. Kribensis 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. This listing is for the common Kribensis variety only.

Approx. supplied size: 1-2" / 3-5cm
Maximum size: 10cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 3+

Water conditions
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 25°C
Ideal pH: 5.0–7.5
Ideal temperature: 23–28°C

Ease of care
Easy. They are quite peaceful and hardy, and breed readily, so good for hobbyist at all levels of expertise. Kribensis will thrive in aquariums with a slightly lower pH than average - aim for 7.0 or below ideally.

Kribensis are omnivorous and will generally eat anything from flake, granules, live and frozen foods. Algae-rich treats are well received, along with supplemental bloodworm and brineshrimp. Like most bottom-dwellers, Kribensis will graze the aquarium bed and eat sinking food like algae or small catfish pellet.

Kribensis are suitable for community aquariums with similar peaceful fish and other South American Cichlids. They can be territorial whilst breeding.

Easy. A group of Kribensis in a species-only aquarium with more females to males will breed relatively easily. Females develop a purple belly.

Life Span
Kribensis Cichlids typically have a lifespan of 3-5 years in perfect conditions.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the exact size, colour, sex or age of the fish you are purchasing.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

In stock orders placed before 2pm will be despatched on the same working day (not including palletised items, pond plants or fibreglass ponds).

Pre-orders are shipped once we have the stock available and will be shipped using the service chosen at checkout.

All services are working day services and do not include delivery on Saturdays and Sundays or public holidays as standard. Deliveries are usually Monday to Friday only, although some Royal Mail items may be delivered on weekends as standard if the service is available in your area.

 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99

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