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post #1 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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other fish with kribensis??? :)

what other fish could i keep with kribs??? thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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i havnt had my kribs log and 1 fish imparticular is displaying to all/any male that swims past.....at what age/size can they breed ??? i carnt find my answer online :):):)


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post #3 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 06:34 PM
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In a 120g long tank with 10 kribs that may be pairing up/spawning, I wouldn't put much else in there, if anything at all. You could take a tank that can work as it is and turn it into a war zone quickly that way. Kribs tend to be very good parents and very protective of their young, spawning grounds/territory, etc.

As for what size/age they can begin to spawn... that does differ a little from fish to fish, but usually by about 1 yr of age they can begin pairing up. Size is not a good indicator of such things since level of care plays a big part in growth rate.

If there is a chance of mixing anything into that tank somewhat peacefully you might want to consider standard gouramis, gold or green severum, or possibly a small school of tiger barbs, green tiger barbs, or albino tiger barbs. If attempting something of this nature you will want to be sure the tank is heavily decorated at all levels of the tank. (upper, middle, lower) And you will want to keep an eye on things closely, be aware of the potential for conflict, and have a QT tank of suitable size on stand by in case it doesn't work out. That would buy you time enough to decide what to do with the other fish without having to lose lives.

I hope this helps.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 06:42 PM
any thing that isn't super aggressive and no other cichlids. My kribs are attacking each other and I don't know how to fix it. I am going to get 4 more and give away the extra pairs. I hope it works out but we will see.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 06:51 PM
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That is the general nature of the kribs. Adding more or different fish of the same species seldom fixes that kind of problem as pairs are likely to still form with the fish you continue to keep if both sexes are present. Isolating them to all of one sex is seldom an answer either because once they begin to mature that is their nature. They are territorial and must be kept accordingly.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 08:25 PM
I mean to see if others will pair up and I think the shop gave me two males. But yeah by adding more it increases the probability of one pair forming simply because there are more of them and so the more likely it is

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Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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