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Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis



Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis, also known as Paralabidochromis sauvagei, occurs naturally in Africa's Lake Victoria. The fish is kept at depths of 5-25 meters.

Males Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis have bright coloration in which there are red, yellow and blue colors. There are egg spots on the anal fins. Like many Lake Victoria males, they may also have a crimson blush on the abdomen that becomes more intense during the spawning season. Females, like many other cichlid species, are mostly pale, the only place where some coloration is present is on their fins. At a young age, they have a yellow-brown checkerboard pattern, which becomes more and more striped as the fish matures. The coloration of the fish is highly dependent on housing conditions and food. The size of males and females reaches 12 cm.

Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis

Paralabidochromis rock kribensis lead an active lifestyle. These fish are not overly aggressive when not breeding. During the spawning period, females become overly aggressive and begin to pursue the males and sometimes comes to the point that they can beat him to death. If the aquarium has several males and only one female, the males can kill her or beat each other to death.

Paralabidochromis “mountain cribensis” is satisfied with the same water composition as cichlids of rift lakes. The water should be slightly brackish. Substrate in the form of crushed coral chips. On the bottom, you need to place rocky rocks with many caves. You can add snags and hard-leaved plants such as anubias and Javanese moss.

Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis

Water parameters: temperature 22-30° C, hardness dH 5-20°, acidity pH 7,0-8,5. It is necessary weekly replacement of 1/3 of the aquarium water fresh.

Fish omnivorous. Like most cichlids they are not fastidious in food. They are given spirulina, krill, plankton, moths, ground beef heart, etc. The food is given 1-2 times a day.

   

Reproduction

Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis is fairly easy to breed. Females breed approximately every 6 weeks. The eggs incubate for 3-4 weeks, depending on water temperature. One female hatches up to 45 eggs. The fry swim under her tireless control for about 3 weeks. The starting food for fry is artemia. Fry grow quickly and already at the size of three centimeters begin to take color.

As with all Victorian cichlids, there should be 2-3 females for every male in the aquarium. During the breeding season, the male becomes very aggressive and may slaughter one female. With a large number of fish in the aquarium, aggression is greatly reduced.

Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis

Paralabidochromis sp. Rock Kribensis has a life expectancy of about 8 years.

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