A dwarf cichlid, kribensis is a colorful fish that's easy to care for. Its Latin name translates to "beautiful belly." During the spawning season, the female sports a brilliant, cherry-red colored belly. Kribensis fish originate in the African waters of southern Nigeria and the coastal areas of Cameroon. They prefer shallow water with thick vegetation but are tolerant of many different levels of water hardness.
COMMON NAMES: Kribensis, purple cichlid, niger cichlid, palette cichlid, rainbow krib, pink kribensis cichlid, king cichlid
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pelvicachromis pulcher
ADULT SIZE: 3 to 4 inches
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 5 years