Breeding kribensis cichlids in a community tank?

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I didn't notice it at the store, but their lower fins have a blue iridescence to them.

The lfs had normal ones in a tank next to the albinos, but none of them looked paired, and I couldn't tell male from female.

All of the albino females had the purple belly :)
 

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very nice im thinking of setting up a 20 gallon and getting two kribs
 

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I have a pair in a 55 gallon community and they have no trouble protecting their fry. The hardest thing is getting the fry out there when they grow without destroying the tank.
 

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very nice im thinking of setting up a 20 gallon and getting two kribs
Cool, I'm sure they would be great in a species tank! :)

Chill said:
I have a pair in a 55 gallon community and they have no trouble protecting their fry. The hardest thing is getting the fry out there when they grow without destroying the tank.
What do you have in your community setup Chill?
 

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They will breed no worries if u feed them frozen bloodworm, if u plan on rearing the fry, remove the fry one week after they start wriggling and the parents will spawn again and again as long as remove fry, the only way to stop mine spawning is to leave the fry with the parents, but this causes problems of its own. The fry strt exploring the tank and the parents guard them all the time bashing any fish that come withing 6 inches of the fry.. Any small fish under and inch will not survive the kribs constant harrassment.. any other ? please ask..
 

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we just got an order of about 15 kribs 4 of which are albino the rest are normal
 

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Thank you for the info!

I wanted them to spawn in the comm. tank so that I could watch them raise the fry in a community setup. I was hoping that with the large foot print of the tank, they would have enough room to protect their fry without the other fish getting in the way.

Do you think that in a 4'x2'x2' the kribs would give my other fish a hard time?

I'm going to have boesemans rainbows, congo tetras, angelfish, clown loaches, and soon, some Synodontus flavitaeniatus.
 
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