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Kribensis or ram
Hey, I have a 29 gallon tank with 2 female bettas, 3 platys, 5 harlequin
rasboras, 3 cories, and one rubber pleco. Do I have enough room for
a pair of kribensis OR blue rams? If yes, I have a few questions.
I have kept Bolivian rams before, but I can't rely on any being available.
Are blue rams really that much harder to care for? I do weekly water
changes of about 15%, would that be enough? Would a pair of kribensis
be easier to care for? Would they be too aggressive for the fish I
have? Thank you very much for any info!
- hope it's not too late to respond!
I just had a pair of kribs about a month ago. The little guys can
be really aggressive during mating time. One got so protective of
the nest that it even took out one of my convicts(they make good tankmates
by the way when not breeding). Later, the female even took on the
male and ended his life in a hurry. Though, its too bad I lost two
fish I really liked and the eggs didn't even hatch. Well anyway, my
advice is to just get one because if mine had the guts and ability
to kill a convict(a fairly matured one[3 inches])
who knows what will happen to your community fish.
- yes, I think you can have either pair. In my experience, rams have
been pretty hardy fish and can get aggressive if provoked enough by
tankmates. As for the kribs, keep an eye on the other fish cause kribs
can be really aggressive toward any fish(regardless of size or temperament)during
- Read what Ilboy and Curt say on Matt's 4/5 post 'Cichlid' down a
few on the page. I would think if krib get aggressive when they breed
they may take on your female bettas which I know aren't really fast
enough to get away.
They have both had rams....I have not although I have been thinking
about getting kribs.