03-27-2011, 06:50 PM
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Kribensis breeding question
My girlfriend wants to try breeding kribensis. I don't really know anything about cichlids, so I'll ask these questions here:
She has a female kribensis about 1 to 1.5 years old in a 10 Gallon by herself. She is displaying nesting behavior (digging around in the substrate and such) and intense coloring. She also has two younger (1 - 1.5 inch long) female kribs in a divided 20 Gallon long that are showing brilliant coloration.
She wants to get rid of two of the girl kribs and remove the divider in the 20 gallon to set up a breeding tank.. We aren't quite sure how to go about this. She is most attached to the older krib, who is very aggressive with any tankmates (we've never tried a male krib).
Is it possible to just throw a male and a female together and have them pair up, or do we need to think about a small group first? Would the older aggressive female take to a male, or would we just be condemning him to being bullied around?