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Hawkian 09-20-2011 05:36 PM

Want to add a cichlid
I have a kribensis female and 5 tiger barbs. What other cichlid can I add to my 30g tank?

KendraMc 09-21-2011 10:26 AM

you may want to consider getting more tiger barbs instead/as well. 5 is the bare minimum; when i had that many i had some serious fin nipping problems.

rrcoolj 09-21-2011 04:04 PM

Personally, I would try for a pair of kribs. I think that would be nice for a 30.

Byron 09-22-2011 11:31 AM

Definitely increase the barbs, another 3 for 8 total. Do not add a second cichlid species, a 30g isn't sufficient space (even though the krib is a female), a male may work if they get along; they will spawn regularly if they do.

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