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post #1 of 4 Old 09-20-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Want to add a cichlid

I have a kribensis female and 5 tiger barbs. What other cichlid can I add to my 30g tank?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 10:26 AM
you may want to consider getting more tiger barbs instead/as well. 5 is the bare minimum; when i had that many i had some serious fin nipping problems.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 04:04 PM
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Personally, I would try for a pair of kribs. I think that would be nice for a 30.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-22-2011, 11:31 AM
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Definitely increase the barbs, another 3 for 8 total. Do not add a second cichlid species, a 30g isn't sufficient space (even though the krib is a female), a male may work if they get along; they will spawn regularly if they do.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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