08-20-2014, 11:39 PM
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Update! So when I got home I watched the tank for a bit, pretty much the same amount of aggression except now he goes after the Gourami too! I took the girls out, no change in behavior, so I rearranged the plants so more were in the substrate, again no change. Well I only have so many tanks so I realized I can't put just 2 female Bettas in a 10 gallon, so I put one in the 10 gallon and the other in my Male Betta Liam's tank. Of course I removed him! Unfortunately with no tank room left, I had to put him in the 30 hoping that his size would be enough to keep the Krib away. Warning: graphic content! NEVER PUT A MALE BETTA WITH A KRIB! Liam as usual, was calm with the other community fish including the Gourami and Angel, but when he saw the Krib it was like a showdown of good vs evil! He quickly swam over to the Krib and flared like I'd never seen, the Krib seemed very intimidated. After about 30 seconds of flaring the blood bath began. It happened all so fast, I was left gaping! Liam was trying to fight like a Betta, but the Krib was fighting like a Cichlid (lip locking), it was a huge ball of fury! Liam had a past in a community tank at Petco with Rams and Flag Cichlids, when I got him his fins were very torn because of it. It was not the first time he fought with a Cichlid. I know I shouldn't say this, but the way Liam defended himself was actually very amazing, but also scary. That was the first fight I had seen where a fish actually defended himself against the Krib. Liam was only in there 1 minute max, had to get him out ASAP! Liam is now back in his old tank happy as ever; he's very tough and has unfortunately been through worse (thanks Petco). So what I learned today is that Kribs and Bettas are NOT compatible! I removed the bigger female that kept getting herself in trouble with the Krib, but had to leave the smaller in. Hope she can hold her own tonight until I figure out what to do. I never realized how laid back Rams were for Cichlids until now! Kind of regret getting a Krib now. I may exchange him and try a GBR again. Don't really know what to say after this, don't really have any questions, but feel free to drop opinions or Q's! Still in shock!
Edit: Now he's really ticking me off! He's chasing my poor innocent Molly fry everywhere and Molly momma, Harlequins and astonishingly sometimes my Oto! Maybe I should've left Liam in there to kick his butt.... *Joke*
Last edited by CrazedHoosier; 08-20-2014 at 11:42 PM..