Kribensis Dwarf Cichlids

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Kribensis Cichlids

 Kribensis Cichlids are a popular aquarium fish for their vibrant colors and easy care requirements. The small kribensis cichlids are found in the drainage area at the mouth of the Ethiope River. It thrives best with water conditions that vary from acidic to slightly brackish and alkaline - but it can't handle sudden changes without feeling a lot of stress. Kribensis Cichlids Appearance, The Latin name of this type of fish is kribensis ("beautiful belly"), which reveals its bright red coloration during spawning season when females grow brighter in an effort to attract males' attention. 

Female Kribensis also have more elaborate coloring than males; it's believed that such showiness may be used by female dwarves apart of mating rituals with male counterparts because other types of dwarfs do exhibit similar behavior patterns like fin biting, chasing, and nipping at one another's fins. 

The Kribensis Cichlid is a colorful and fun fish to keep in the aquarium. They have an elongated body with black coloring on their back, a yellow stripe across the front of them, redbelly that changes colors during breeding seasons. 

These are one of Africa's smaller cichlids and work well for those who don't have time or space for larger tanks.


 What fish can go with Kribensis Cichlids?


 Kribensis Cichlids are small but clever fish that easily make themselves at home in a community aquarium. 

These sociable creatures love to explore the tank, and their natural curiosity makes them great for handling as well. Kribensis cichlids can be kept singularly or in pairs, but they prefer the company of other Kribensis individuals. 

Enjoy all sorts of fascinating behaviors from these little guys--they spend much time digging out caves among plant roots. Tankmates Kribensis cichlids are often kept in a community tank, but take care to choose their mates wisely. 

They also have an affinity for caves and should be avoided when keeping them with another cave-dwelling species like lethargic plecos or sand gobies who may end up battling over territory within these spaces once Kribs get too close. The community tank is a perfect place for the starter fish keeper. They can experiment with loaches and many other schooling types of fish without fear of overcrowding or dirtiness while still having an assortment to choose from if they want more variety later on. 


What do Kribensis cichlids eat?


 Like all animals, Kribs exhibit different dietary preferences in their natural environment. Some scientists are saying that the majority of a Krib's diet is plant and algae matter-- but until further research can be done on this new finding, they're like other omnivores who require both plants AND meat as part of their balanced diet.

Feed them an animal-based diet with some vegetation plus live or frozen food for variety. Their main food should be herbivore flake or pellet food, Sinking Pellets. These should be supplemented with a high-quality frozen foods. 

Final Words 

If you're looking for a fish that requires minimal maintenance and will thrive in an aquarium, the Kribensis cichlid may be just what you need. These small fish are easy to care for as long as they have plenty of space to swim around and their water is kept clean enough, so it doesn't turn cloudy or green. 

F.A.Q. 

Can Kribensis live in a community tank? 

The Kribensis can live in a community tank, Yes.

 Can Kribensis live with peacock cichlids? >The Kribensis cannot live with the peacock cichlids, No. What water ph Level? > 6.

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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