Kribensis, Krib, Red Krib and Rainbow Cichlid
Nigeria and Cameroon, Africa
Maximum Size and Longevity
Maximum size 8-10cm, with an average life span of 5 years.
· Temperature: 24°C – 28°C.
· pH: 6.8—7.5
· General Hardness: 50—180 ppm.
This species is easy to feed and will accept a range of prepared foods. They will primarily feed at the bottom of the tank, so ensure that they are provided with a sinking food. As with most cichlids, it’s a good idea to ensure their diet is varied with the addition of live and frozen foods.
HOW TO INTRODUCE YOUR NEW FISH
- Always quarantine your new fish to observe health and behaviour prior to introduction to your main aquarium.
- Make sure you check your water quality in any aquarium before adding new fish. If it is not suitable then do a water change and check pH and GH. You can purchase an easy to use test kit to help you monitor these water parameters.
- Sit the unopened bag in the top of the tank and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes for the temperature to equalise.
- Open the bag and pour fish and water into a bucket. Slowly pour 1 cup of your tank water into the bucket. Repeat this process every 5 minutes until you have doubled the water volume in the bucket.
- After another 5 minutes take your fish from the bucket with a clean fish net and release into your aquarium. DO NOT use the water from the bucket – throw this water away.
- A prophylactic treatment of the tank with Melafix, De Stress and or a broad spectrum anti biotic treatment, can help fish overcome the stress of getting relocated which often can bring illness.
Duty of care.
- Please be aware that all livestock images used are for example only as it is not possible to photograph and publish individual animals.
- eQuaria delivers live fish to local customers only within the Perth metro region.
- eQuaria recommends that all fish are quarantined for a period of 14 days in a separate aquarium prior to introduction to your main aquarium
- The duty of care for your fish passes to you on receipt.