10-04-2012, 08:01 AM
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Getting this guy is probably a blessing in disguise. Even though everything I see online says that kribs are compatable with Kuhli Loaches and Pearl Gouramis, I am ALSO reading about how a mated pair is dangerous to both once they start breeding! Well at least one poster claimed that they pecked her pearl gourami to death. I ended up going to another LFS and adding another female - even more beautiful. She is being chased by the first one but has a lot of hiding places and is still taking food, so I think things will calm down shortly, especially as she gains size (she is younger).
I'm thinking the little guy is actually probably a little girl, from the pics I see of Macmasteri. She is growing on me - yeah she is kind of cute! From what I see they live best in a pH of less than 7 - mine is 7.6! Even if I had wanted her I wouldn't have gotten her for that reason alone, BUT, she honestly seems fine, not hiding or acting lethargic. She is gaining confidence in the tank.
I feel stupid that I didn't know what a male Krib looks like (I do now!). When I asked the LFS kid to grab me a mate, he couldn't have - I know now the only other Krib in the tank was another female, the rest were all these guys. He did show the bagged fish for my inspection and I agreed to it, so like it or not I do bear some responsibility here. I honestly don't think he was trying to scam me, I just think the kid didn't know any more than I did, after all he couldn't find the Kribs in his own store. I've gone to this place in the past and usually find they are quite knowledgeable when I have questions, just not this time.
And just for fun, another pic of my first Krib.
Last edited by Sunsetsonata; 10-04-2012 at 08:10 AM..