If you are planning to buy and keep aquarium fish for quite sometime now, then probably you?ve heard about the Kribensis Cichlid. This species of tank fish is one of the most popular and highly sought-after tank fish of the African Cichlid family. For some reasons, they are quite popular tank fish for several years now.
They originated in Western Africa and are characterized by their distinctive and elongated shape mostly with yellow stripes on their body. Their dorsal body or their belly is mostly red and are generally black overall body color.
Just like most aquarium fishes, they can be kept in small tank and can thrive well and reproduce very rapidly, which makes them very ideal tank-raised fresh water fish. When breeding or approaching their breeding season, their dorsal body would usually turn into red, which in most cases a vibrant red coloration.
When it comes to handling the Kribensis in the tank, the owner has to be very aware that the fish need a tank with sufficient water content of at least 50 gallons. The tank has to decorated or arranged imitating the fish?s original habitat, which is quite rocky. Since this fish loves to hang out in caves, tank orientation has to be cavy and rocky.
Just like any other species of aquarium fish, this kind of fish basically just need common fish food that you can find in ordinary pet store. Also, they also love foraging on the algae that accumulated. In order to encourage growth and fast reproduction, owners should supplement them with proper food as advised by the pet shop keepers.
Whether you prefer vegetable or meat-based fish food, the key here is to ensure proper that they get all the nutritional requirement in order for them to grow in a contained area. From time to time, you can try experimenting on which type of food your fish will like by trying different food types either vegetable-based or meat-based or both.