Kribensis 5cm


The Kribensis is one of the largest Dwarf Cichlids and can bve quite aggressive and territorial at times



Name: Pelvicachromis pulcher

Difficulty: Moderate

Max Size: 12cm

Origin: West Africa

pH: 6.5-7.5

Temperature: 26-28°C

Minimum Tank Size: 60 L


Dwarf Cichlids describes an arbitrary assemblage of small sized fish from the Cichlidae family. Some Dwarf Cichlids can be kept in an aquarium as small as 40 litres, at around 27°C, with a pH of 6.0-6.6 and KH of 3. However, will not handle a dramatic change to their environment. Dwarf Cichlids can be territorial like all cichlids, especially when breeding.

Fish that coexist with Dwarf Cichlids in the aquarium include corys, larger species of tetra, bristlenose catfish, rasbora, angelfish, discus and other community fish that thrive in a tropical environment. Some Dwarf Cichlids are finicky eaters. Foods such as Sera Vipagran and Hikari Micro Wafers should be fed.  It is also important to supplement their diet with Hikari Blood Worms or Brineshrimp.