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Scientific Name Pelvicachromis taeniatus  (Boulenger, 1901)
Common Name Kribensis
Type Locality Junction of Ethiop River and Jamieson River, Niger Delta.
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males larger and less colourful.
Females more colourful and when mature have a noticeable belly full of eggs.
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Distribution Africa: Lower Nigeria and lower Cameroon.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Feeding Not at all fussy, will take all foods offered greedily.
Furniture Sufficient places to hide. The pair will find some kind of cave to spawn and look after fry in.
Compatibility Generally ok with other fish. When breeding, they will defend their nest and brood, so enough space and hiding places for tankmates is required.
Suggested Tankmates Smaller tetras or barbs make suitable companions.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1901, v. 1 (pt 1) (art. 1), pp 10, Pl. 4 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2019 Aug 27 09:05 (species record created: 2010 Dec 19 00:37)