pelvicachromis sacrimontis

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pelvicachromis sacrimontis

Post by bobthefish » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:51 am

Hello all!

Has anyone ever heard of this fish, zand do you have any info on it, or references? A guy is selling fry nearby, and I'm curious, never having heard of them. He's calling them Giant Kribs.

Thanks all!

Bob, Victoria, Australia

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Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:13 am

This fish was previoulsy known as P. pulcher form B.
here are pics of the "green morph"



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Post by tjudy » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:15 am

They are very nice kribs. Very interesting colrs. Hardy. I have found them to be more aggressive than P. pulcher, but settle into excellent pairs eventually. Water conditions are soft water, neutral to low pH. Feed foods that are rich in vegetable matter.

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Pelvicachroms sacrimontis Paulo 1977

Post by Randall » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:06 pm

Hello Bob,

Paul Loiselle coined the popular name "Giant Krib" in an article that he wrote some years ago. It corresponds to what Linke and Staeck call in their West African cichlid books Pelvicachromis sp. aff. pulcher. As Philippe writes, it was also known as P. pulcher form B, following Thys van den Audenaerde (1968).

If you have an opportunity to obtain this species, I highly recommend it. There are three natural color morphs: red, yellow and green, and all three are quite striking.

Good luck!

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Post by hootie2s » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:03 pm

Hey Bob, just wondering if you went ahead with these Pelvi's and if they have been much good, I am on the NSW central coast and pretty much always on the look out for any new dwarfs, cheers
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