12-23-2008, 05:22 PM
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If you're trying to breed kribs, I wouldn't house certain types of fish with them, such as festivums. Festivums are somewhat predatory, so they will probably try to eat the krib fry. Also, they're cichlids, so when the parent kribs try to chase them away they may choose to fight back and you'll have problems.
So if you want to try breeding kribs, choose tankmates that won't try too hard to eat the fry but are active and can be chased by the parents. Danios, smaller tetras, rasboras, etc all make good choices. They will attack anything that gets near their fry, including cories and otos, but those fish won't fight back and will just swim away so they'll be ok.
Of course, festivums themselves aren't too difficult to breed, so you could skip the kribs and just try a group of those.