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saeeeed 01-02-2010 01:15 AM

What's the name of this cichlid?
 

mollies 01-02-2010 01:33 AM

Pelviachromis Pulcher Common name is Krib. They get to 3 to 3.5 inchs. if im not mistaken you have a female.

buzz4520 01-02-2010 05:39 AM

i agree with mollies...looks reall nice also.

saeeeed 01-02-2010 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mollies (Post 298371)
Pelviachromis Pulcher Common name is Krib. They get to 3 to 3.5 inchs. if im not mistaken you have a female.

Thanks for your answer - but how did you find that a female one? I read somewhere that male has got black spot on the tail with yellow line around it like the picture!!! was it wrong?

buzz4520 01-02-2010 06:36 AM


buzz4520 01-02-2010 06:41 AM

here is somemore info i found that may help also.

The common krib, Pelviachromis pulcher is a territorial fish and typical of the genus in most respects. The males are somewhat longer and thinner than the females. Females are quite rotund, and are marked with a plum coloured patch around the belly. Males may also have a series of "eye spots" on the upper part of the tail fin, but not always. They settle down quickly in a community tank, if provided with a lair of some sort (half a coconut shell, or a flower pot, make fine substitutes for the rocky overhangs they use in the wild). There is usually little problem in identifying matched pairs, as they couple will actively burrow in front of the lair. If you have other kribs in with them, especially males, it is best to remove them.


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