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6998 09-10-2009 10:20 PM

Help! Y in the world did my kribeniss...!
 
Y in the world did my kribenis i think it's a male but reasetly he has killed and eaten 2 cardnal tetra's 2 betta's 1 male and killed the female didn't eat, one guppy and i had to freiz the other one. Y!!!!!!!!?


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RIP dead fishy's we'll miss you =(

Ptrain 09-10-2009 10:44 PM

There are a few reasons why a male kribensis would turn on the other tank mates. In most cases male kribs tend to get a mean streak when the female is about to give birth or they are defending their fry. Kribs are great parents and will defend their mate and/or fry relentlessly. Sometimes you might have one that goes AWOL (in this case yours) and attack the other occupants of the tank. Unfortunately you didn't catch it in time or some of your fish could have been spared. If such an event happens again I would recommend that you immediately quarantine the aggresor. Give him a week in a separate tank, devoid of other fish, and then reintroduce him to your community tank slowly.

I'm sorry to hear about the casualties and I hope you can get everything straightened out with your tank. I hope my info helps.

1077 09-11-2009 05:09 AM

Is as Ptrain says. Is also normal behaivor for many cichlids to eat smaller fish whether mating,spawning.

6998 09-11-2009 08:35 AM

there wasn't a female in the tank. What do i feed him now

1077 09-11-2009 09:33 AM

Cichlid foods.

6998 09-11-2009 06:54 PM

i'm not sure he's a krib now i think he could be a stripped cichlid

NC Frank 09-11-2009 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6998 (Post 241757)
i'm not sure he's a krib now i think he could be a stripped cichlid

Post a picture and we will ID him for you.

6998 09-12-2009 03:28 PM

I don't know how to post pics

6998 09-12-2009 03:36 PM

Still He's not eating and reseantly he's be hiding in the filter which is a tetra 10-30 internal filter?


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