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Kribensis Cichlids are beautiful and peaceful aquarium fish. They are also very easy to care for. While many fish in the Cichlid family are notorious for being bullies, that’s not the case with the Kribensis Cichlid. The Kribensis Cichlid is a peaceful dwarf species that does well in community fish tank. Coburg Aquarium's Live Cichlid Fish and Aquarium Productsshipped to your door.

Features of Kribensis Cichlid:

  • The most identifying feature for females is the reddish pink belly
  • Kribensis originates from Africa
  • This Fish can be found in a variety of color morphs
  • The average lifespan of a Kribensis Cichlid is about 5 years 

Kribensis Cichlid: Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Kribensis:

Kribensis Cichlids can be housed in a 75L aquarium. Some owners have seen success housing single Kribensis Cichlids in smaller 40L tanks, but larger is always better. After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Tank Mate Compatibility:

Kribensis Cichlids are peaceful and non-aggressive. They get along with most like-minded species. Here are some possible Kribensis cichlid tank mates:

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Kribensis Fish Food :

Natural omnivores, Kribensis Cichlids appreciate a diet with lots of variety. Cichlid Fish Food can be :


Kribensis Cichlid Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

A strong filtration system is appreciated. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size. Here are some great ones to consider:

Aquatic Plants

There are a couple of Aquarium Plants that you can add to keep your Kribensis Cichlids comfortable. They won‘t eat plants, but they may uproot some.Click here to shop some Live Aquarium Plants.


Caves are one of the most important things you need in a tank with Kribensis Cichlids. Driftwood, flat rocks, coconut shells, and even clay pots are all good choices. Ornaments for your tank:


Fine gravel is easy to move around and is safe enough for the fish to handle. A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium.

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.