|Kribensis, Krib, Rainbow Krib, Purple Cichlid
|Nigeria and Coastal Zone of Cameroon
|Best suited for Planted tanks.
|24 – 27 degrees
|Omnivorous, eats most foods from granules to flakes.
|Males are larger and has longer dorsal and anal fins, mature females also have a pronounced purple stomach.
|Kribs make great fishes for beginners and also are fascinating to professionals. Great small fish for most tanks.
Rainbow kribensis, also known as rainbow cichlids or rainbow kribs, are a colorful and popular species of cichlid fish that are native to West Africa. They are known for their vibrant coloration, which can include shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.
Rainbow kribensis are small to medium-sized fish, reaching a maximum size of about 4 inches (10 cm) in length. They have a deep, laterally compressed body and a distinctively shaped head. They are territorial and can be somewhat aggressive towards other fish, so it is important to provide them with plenty of hiding places and territory in the tank.
In the wild, rainbow kribensis can be found in slow-moving streams and rivers, where they feed on a variety of small invertebrates and algae. In the aquarium, they can be fed a diet of flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods. They are omnivorous and will also appreciate the occasional treat of vegetables such as spinach or cucumber.
Rainbow kribensis are generally easy to care for and can be kept in a community tank with other peaceful species. They are not demanding in terms of water conditions and can tolerate a range of pH and hardness levels.
Overall, rainbow kribensis are a beautiful and hardy species that make a great addition to a peaceful community tank.