Yellow Rock Chessboard Kribensis

$15$30

Short Description:

Explore the vibrant world of the Yellow Rock Kribensis cichlid, a jewel from Lake Victoria. These fish are a spectacle of color and life, with males flaunting a kaleidoscope of red, orange, and yellow. Adaptable and visually striking, the Kribensis brightens any aquarium with its unique colors and engaging behaviors, reflecting the dynamic ecosystems of its African home.

 

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( 1.75" )

Premium Females
Stage 1 - Males Showing Some Color

17 in stock

$15
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( 1.75" )

Premium Unsexed
Stage 2 - Nice Transitional Color

18 in stock

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( 2" )

Premium Males
Stage 2 - Nice Transitional Color

14 in stock

$30
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Stage 1 - Males Showing Some Color
Premium Females 1.75"
(17 AVAILABLE)
$15
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Stage 2 - Nice Transitional Color
Premium Unsexed 1.75"
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$15
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Stage 2 - Nice Transitional Color
Premium Males 2"
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Description

Long Description:

Discover the stunning beauty of the Yellow Rock Kribensis cichlid, a captivating species from the biodiverse waters of Lake Victoria. This remarkable fish is a visual delight, especially when males exhibit their vibrant spectrum of red, orange, and yellow hues upon reaching maturity. Known scientifically as Paralabidochromis sauvagei, these cichlids thrive in the shallow, rocky habitats of their native lake, displaying a unique palette of colors that sets them apart in the aquatic world.

Notably, the Yellow Rock Kribensis showcases a rare color vibrancy in females too, presenting bright yellow tones contrasted with striking black markings. This contrasts with the more commonly subdued female hues in other cichlid species. As maternal mouthbrooders, these fish demonstrate fascinating breeding behaviors, with females carrying fertilized eggs in their mouths to safeguard their offspring.

The species adapts well to a captive environment, showing a preference for hard, alkaline water, mimicking their natural Lake Victoria habitat. They maintain a diet that ranges broadly from flakes and pellets to live and frozen varieties, catering to their omnivorous nature. While they coexist peacefully with similar Victorian Haps and other compatible species, their temperament can range from mildly to distinctly aggressive, particularly in confined spaces.

In your aquarium, the Yellow Rock Kribensis not only brings a splash of natural artistry but also a slice of Lake Victoria’s ecological tapestry, offering a glimpse into the dynamic underwater life of one of Africa’s great lakes.

 

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