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Old 01-14-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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This may sound dumb but, can I keep kribensis with any other african cichlids? Will they still breed?
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You might be able to keep them with jewel cichlids which are riverine african cichlids if you have a large enough tank and plenty of hiding spaces. Both are pretty mild as far as aggression compared to other african cichlids. I've kept them with Jewels and bolivan rams before without too many issues, I wouldn't suggest them with German blue or gold rams. I've also kept them with firemouth cichlids. It really just boils down to the fish themselves and their individual temperament. They will breed but not with another species if that's what you mean.
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This may sound dumb but, can I keep kribensis with any other african cichlids? Will they still breed?
No, kribensis will not do well with rift lake cichlids. They are too mild mannered, and are western riverine african where as rift lake cichlids are from just what their name implies, the rift lakes in east Africa (Malawi, tanganyika, Victoria)
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What cichlids will they do well with?
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Will rams survive in a 7.5 to 7.7 ph
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Bolivan rams will, german rams are a bit sensitive but if you've bought them from a store that has the same water conditions, and you acclimate them properly, there shouldn't be an issue. Fish can grow accustomed to any pH value, it's the fluctuating pH when people add chemicals and buffers, that cause problems.
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Could I keep two kribs a firemouth and a Bolivian ram in a 29 could I even keep anymore than that
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Could I keep two kribs a firemouth and a Bolivian ram in a 29 could I even keep anymore than that
You could keep a pair of rams and possibly a Bolivian ram too, but meeki (firemouth) get 6" and IMO are too large for a 29
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The cichlids I know I am getting are kribs what other cichlids could I get with the in my 29 ore are my choices very limited
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The cichlids I know I am getting are kribs what other cichlids could I get with the in my 29 ore are my choices very limited
To be honest, that footprint limits you, I would do a pair of Kribs and that's it, except for a school of dither fish nd maybe a small clean up crew like some cories or SA bumblebee cats
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