Common Krib

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Scientific name: Pelvicachromis pulcher

The peaceful Common Krib is an African fish that grows to 3.5 inches. It is well-suited to a community tank as long as hiding places are provided. The Common Krib is sensitive to problems with water quality and does best when the water is changed frequently.


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A water temperature in the range of 72º to 82º Fahrenheit, a pH of 6.5 to 7.5, and moderately soft to mildly hard water are fine. All flake and freeze-dried foods are consumed. Females are smaller and chunkier than males, and they have shorter dorsal and anal fins.

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