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RackinRocky 10-07-2012 04:29 PM

My new Krib-is she a female?
 
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This is Sangria, my new Krib. Can you confirm she's a female? She's my first one, and I want to be sure.

madyotto 10-07-2012 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by RackinRocky (Post 1268480)
This is Sangria, my new Krib. Can you confirm she's a female? She's my first one, and I want to be sure.

the dorsal fin of the male ends in a point.
and the female has a larger belly and displays brighter colours

i would say its a she for sure

looks as good as mine :)

fish monger 10-07-2012 05:18 PM

Looks like a female to me. The males also have eye-like markings at the top of their tail fins.

RackinRocky 10-07-2012 09:40 PM

Thank you very much. She's a little brat. She doesn't attack any fish, but she's in a community tank (55 gallon) with female bettas, platies and mollies. She will nip at any fish that gets within a couple of inches of her. No torn or shredded fins so far, but I've only had her for three days. Oh, I have a Bolivian Ram, male, that she won't touch. I think she knows he'll knock her on her butt, lol! He never bothers anyone, but she someone just knows not to mess with him. If she gets any worse, she'll be put in a 10 gallon by herself. Thanks again--I appreciate it.

madyotto 10-08-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by fish monger (Post 1268512)
Looks like a female to me. The males also have eye-like markings at the top of their tail fins.

SO Do males i have a mating pair both have eye like details

the biggest give away is her red belly

her red belly represents that she thinks its mating season

madyotto 10-08-2012 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by RackinRocky (Post 1268748)
Thank you very much. She's a little brat. She doesn't attack any fish, but she's in a community tank (55 gallon) with female bettas, platies and mollies. She will nip at any fish that gets within a couple of inches of her. No torn or shredded fins so far, but I've only had her for three days. Oh, I have a Bolivian Ram, male, that she won't touch. I think she knows he'll knock her on her butt, lol! He never bothers anyone, but she someone just knows not to mess with him. If she gets any worse, she'll be put in a 10 gallon by herself. Thanks again--I appreciate it.

do not trust this fish with ANYTHING that would not be able to tell her properly
LFS's (Local Fish Store's)tend to tell people they are good in community tanks
which i WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

you should of seen her with my golden weather loach she eat that much off there tails that she was or might as well of been eating them too luckily rehoused her with my GSP's (Green Spotted Puffers (2)

They get along fine with the GSP's though and enjoy a 105L tank to them self's
(well they normally do but due to a leaking main tank i have had to house them in a 55 L tub and 63 community fish in there old tank)

RackinRocky 10-12-2012 10:43 PM

Update: I'm still watching her carefully, and no one has any nipped fins, and she just kind of "lunges" at other fish, but is not actually biting. I've been watching her mouth. And she doesn't continue to chase--just for a very short distance. I know this might change as she gets older, and I'm prepared to put her by herself if she harms anyone or even takes a bite out of even one fin. I might even put her in with a puffer or two! I don't know much about Green Spotted Puffers, so would have to research to find out how they would do in one of my tanks and water. I have a PH of 8, so they would have to be able to tolerate that. I love the Kribs, but I think I love my Bolivian Ram most of all.


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