02-15-2013, 08:40 AM
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Not much you can do for already stunted fish other than provide clean enviornment,variety of quality food's.
Stunted fish will live just as long as those that aren't stunted ,they just won't achieve their growth potential.
Would keep and eye on the two krib's if they are larger than the Angelfish.
Although Krib's are fairly docile compared to many other cichlid's, they may not accept the new cichlid right away.Am doubtful the Angelfish could compete for food when foraging near the bottom, so might offer some floating flake for Angelfish while offering sinking pellet's for the Krib's.
Would NOT add any more fish to this tank, for the Krib's and Bristlenose can and do regularly reach four to five inches in length and tank will be at near capacity with waste created, not to mention territorial need's of the Krib's(especially if spawning occurs) and to lesser degree the Bristlenose.
Weekly 50 percent water changes would be my aim.
Should say that runt's are often result of genetic's and or just don't feed as aggressively as their sibling's.
Last edited by 1077; 02-15-2013 at 08:51 AM..