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Cody 03-23-2008 01:12 AM

Kribensis Stocking Questions
So I bought 2 Kribs from the LFS the other day, and I am about 90% sure I have 1M 1F. Unfortunately, my female chases my poor male around the tank untill he has to find a spot in my Hornwort. I think she is ready to breed while he isnt. These guys are about 2" in size, with the female being bigger.

-I have been thinking about adding 2 more Kribs to the tank, so I may be able to get 2 pairs. The employees are very good at sexing these guys, and get who I ask for. Would this cause complete chaos to the tank if this happened (30 gallon tank)?
-I plan on stocking this tank with 1 RTBS, 1 female betta, 4 Kribs (maybe), and 8-10 Neon Tetras. Possible? My tank is decently planted - it has 5 pieces of driftwood that all reach the surface of the water, plus many hiding spots.

I can sell baby Kribs to different locations across town if needed. I have my old 5 gallon corner for their grow-out tank, but I know I wouldn't be able to keep every baby to grow to size.

blueblue48 03-23-2008 08:23 PM

usually with kribs its the other way around, my male gently chases my female, hes longer and thinner, while the female is shorter round and has a deep purple belly. do you have any pics?

Cody 03-23-2008 08:52 PM

My camera with the pics I shot of the Kribs basically died. The lens wont open. :?

But my female is fatter and has rounder rims, and definately much more colorful than my male. The male has pointer fins, and is more slender.

But will I be able to keep 4 Kribs in this tank with my other fish plans?

herefishy 03-23-2008 10:00 PM

One pair in a 30g is all you'll be able to have. The domonant pair will not allow any others and the tank is too small for multiple pairs.

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