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Kribensis Newbie

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:13 pm
by Bucket_fish
First of all, I'm really sorry if a Kribensis is not under the dwarf cichlid. I'm relatively new to this fish and I'm thinking about getting one, but I want to know more about it first.

I have a 46 gallon bowfront tank, and how many Kribensis could I keep. (I was thinking 2.)

Thoughts are very appreciated.

Re: Kribensis Newbie

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:54 pm
by Hudson Ensz
I personaly have never kept them but i researched them for you, hope it helps. ph 5-6. very soft water. you can easily keep a pair in there. i dont know if you can keep more then two, of that speices. they work great in community tanks they need hiding places. easy to breed. they are dwarf cichlids only attaining a size of 5 inches. african characins work good as tankmates. they like to sift the gravel. i am not sure if that helped at all bye

Re: Kribensis Newbie

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:42 pm
by Ricardo Fonseca
Kribs will do well in almost any conditions just as not to extreme... not to acidic, not to alkaline!

I won't take long before a well settled couple stars breedind and it's fascinating.

Good decor are plants, logs and stones and a not too bright light!

Re: Kribensis Newbie

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:01 am
by Hassles
Kribensis are seriously pretty fish. The 'pulcher' is known as being more agressive and the 'taeniatus' (Nigerian Rd) is my personal favourite. The sexual dimorphism is extreme - male & female are extremely different although the females of the Kribensis varients all appear very similar while males are a "little" more dissimilar. Some can be exceedingly agressive during spawninfg / fry rearing. Both male and female usually share brood care. Kribs are lovely, affordable bottom dwellers, just don't expect to house them with Apistogramma - very ugly. I ain't sure how they'd go with Rams.