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Please remember that the following comments are personal experiences and may or may not apply to your setup. Use them as guide to help better understand your fish, like us all individuals will behave differently under different circumstances.

 


From: Wendy
Date:10/22/2006
I have a pair of these pretty fish and they get on well with all my others mainly guppies and a trio of pearl gourami. Tthey have their own area with caves and are breeding I think problems occur when there are too many fish in the tanks as like humans they all need their own space better to have fewer happy fish than crowded miserable ones which will resort to fighting to claim some territory
From: Charlie
Date:03/22/2003
I noticed that the other comments show very different experiences with Kribs. I too started with my kribs in a community tank and had to move them to a tank of their own. I purchased 5 young Kribs. When they were attaining sexual maturity pandemonium struck. For about two months they attacked everything including each other. Finally, The dominance question was settled and they became the peaceful (for cichlids) fish I had heard of. Things I learned
  1. They need space, mine have six gallons per fish
  2. They need lots of places to hide. The dominant fish don't pursue others once they enter a cave or dense plant.
  3. The more caves the better. I have four plastic "rock" formations which they love.
  4. They are among the most interesting fish I have found yet. I love having them.
  5. They hate fish which are more decorative than they are and will rip fins off of showy fish like guppies and Bettas

From: David
Date:01/12/2002
I'm new to this species, but I'd like to comment on there aggression. I purchased three at my lfs and placed them in a 5 gal. Over the next 3-4 days the dominant fish was relentless. I provided as many hiding place as the space would provide but it was hopeless on the 5th day I had one Krib. I was not discouraged entirely. I tried again with 5 Kribs in a 20-gallon long and the stress level due to aggression is much reduced.

From: Brad
Date:01/27/2002
Keep only one male and one female in each tank. They will constantly be competing otherwise.

From: Jude
Date:02/01/2002
I am studying 16 of these fish and there aggression is marked. Several males can be kept together in a tank of about 15 gal but if a female is present or even visible in a nearby tank, the fish will damage each other. Females should not be kept together as they are as aggressive as the males and will also fight for territory.

From: carla
Date:02/05/2002
I've just started with this fish ,I did have three but now only two and they seem to be doing well I've provided caves and hiding places but they spend a lot of time showing off at the mirrored back my tank is a triangle shaped 3ft by 2ft and 2ft high and I've also got two plecs, two bala sharks,six golden barbs and various tetras and also three khulis
From: David
Date:01/12/2002
I'm new to this species, but I'd like to comment on there aggression. I purchased three at my lfs and placed them in a 5 gal. Over the next 3-4 days the dominant fish was relentless. I provided as many hiding place as the space would provide but it was hopeless on the 5th day I had one Krib. I was not discouraged entirely. I tried again with 5 Kribs in a 20-gallon long and the stress level due to aggression is much reduced.

From: Brad
Date:01/27/2002
Keep only one male and one female in each tank. They will constantly be competing otherwise.

From: Jude
Date:02/01/2002
I am studying 16 of these fish and there aggression is marked. Several males can be kept together in a tank of about 15 gal but if a female is present or even visible in a nearby tank, the fish will damage each other. Females should not be kept together as they are as aggressive as the males and will also fight for territory.

From: carla
Date:02/05/2002
I've just started with this fish ,I did have three but now only two and they seem to be doing well I've provided caves and hiding places but they spend a lot of time showing off at the mirrored back my tank is a triangle shaped 3ft by 2ft and 2ft high and I've also got two plecs, two bala sharks,six golden barbs and various tetras and also three khulis
From: Andy
Date:02/17/2002
Do not put KRIBENSIS'S with Siamese fighting fish, flying fox's and definitely not KEYHOLE CICHLIDS!

From: Mitchell
Date:04/30/2002
I had three but one was killed by my monster angelfish. The surviving two were happy and they bred within two weeks.

From: Olie
Date:05/07/2002
I have just got a pair of these and so far I have found them to be quite placid fish, they told me they were aggressive but they don't even chase any others, any way I just want to know how to breed them thankz

From: Julie
Date:06/14/2002
These fish are very much territorial,I Had successfully bred my kribs for about 6mths when I visited a new aquaria that had opened up in my area when I spotted some beautiful albino kribs, choosing a pair I returned home very excited with my new babies..It took two hours for them to murder my new purchase,I have a 250Lre tank with plenty of caves,plants and free swimming area, so from my experience kribs should introduced at the same time and before they become accustomed to the whole tank being their whole territory!!

From: ian
Date:07/01/2002
I recently purchased 3 kribs. I was told they were peaceful fish. Yet they killed the 3 Neons I had residing there as well. Still very beautiful fish.

From: Chris
Date:08/25/2002
These are my comments as well as a reply to other comments. These are some very very nice fish. At least in the sense that they are quite pleasing to the eye and breed very easily (my pair is currently raising a batch of fry). And about them being peaceful fish and putting them with tetras... They are Cichlid's... so no matter how peaceful they are they will still be at least semi-aggressive. So if you put them with tetra's, most times the tetra's will be gone by morning. They do keep very well with other Cichlid's from my experience. They mix well with Convicts, Firemouth's and for the most part get along well with cory's. Also when they have fry they will be much more aggressive. So be careful and watch their tankmate's conditions.

From: Ryan
Date:09/25/2002
Everything I had read about these guys said they were peaceful and would fit in fine in a large community tank - not true!!! The male is very passive - female picks on him constantly - along with everything else in the tank - Clown Loaches, Rosy Barbs, Mollies, Betta, Corys. The Female even went after an 8 inch long Pleco!

From: Melvin
Date:02/19/2003
Kribensis are very easy fish to raise, however try starting with one male and one female. The females will fight until one kills the other. The males will fight to see who gets the female. The loser will go to another part of the tank. But two females don't do well together.

 

 

 

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