Difficulty: Easy Max Growth Size: 9 cm Temperament: Peaceful, territorial when breeding. Diet: Omnivorous. but does better with vegetables. Should not have too much protein and should have no fat. African cichlid flake or pellt foods are good as a staple, but the diet should be supplimented with fresh green vegetables such as spinach, peas or zucchi Preferred Water Parameters: Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius pH Level: 6.5- 7.5 General Hardness: soft Range:West Africa: Eastern Benin and Nigeria, Western Cameroon Reproduction:Pairing fish. Cave spawner , egge and fry are raised by parents ( very easy to breed and raise fry) These colorful dwarf West African cichlids are rather undemanding and can do well in most freshwater community tanks. They are most colorful while breeding. Females are tan and white with two dark, horizontal stripes, one from the nose through the tail and the other running from the nose along the bottom of the dorsal fin. The stomach of the female turns bright violet-red, and her face may have a yellow tint. The male is longer and more slender, but has similar coloration with the same horizontal stripes. He may have a faint violet area on his belly as well. Kribensis can be found in a variety of color variants and may have regional color differences depending on where they are collected.