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Old 04-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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This is urgent because im leaving for the LFS which I dont go to often because it is an hour+ away. Could I keep a pair of kribs with a pair of german blue rams in a 36 gallon tank? I also have a pictus catfish in there. Also could/should I add anything else? If so what?

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I would not try it. Kirby's can be very territorial.
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If it is just the rams and the cat you could get a whole bunch of different cichlids. Angel, festivum, keyhole, blue acara, other rams, apistos. Are you interested in ONLY cichlids?
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Well if you look at my other thread "feeling defeated" you will see I have/had cichlids in there and they got too aggressive so I am looking for some nice colorful fish that would breed and I love the looks of the kribs.
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I have kribs and I can tell you they do get aggressive. I have been advised not to put them with rams, here and from our lfs. Could you do a tank of DWARF cichlids? I do know you had problems with the bigger ones. IF your tank allows, that may be an option. I don't know much about them at all, though...
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I have 5 rams with a krib pair. I have had them spawn and everyone is fine. They can get mean but mine have never been super aggressive. I will say its possible but it depends on the individual fish (as one may play nice another may not) and if you have enough sight breaks and hiding places. I also keep curviceps in the tank and everyone is healthy and happy
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I have 5 rams with a krib pair. I have had them spawn and everyone is fine. They can get mean but mine have never been super aggressive. I will say its possible but it depends on the individual fish (as one may play nice another may not) and if you have enough sight breaks and hiding places. I also keep curviceps in the tank and everyone is healthy and happy
What size tank? Mine is a 36 gallon. Also what are other tank mates I could also add if any? I already have a pictus catfish that is going to stay.
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