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Old 07-22-2019, 10:34 AM   #1
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Tricky 36 Gallon Stocking

In my 36 gallon I currently have:
1 Kribensis
5 Black Skirt Tetra
3 Emerald Cory

I've been looking to add more activity to the tank, however small schooling fish never seem to work out. I added some zebra danios and none of them made it, most of them mysteriously disappearing. I think I've been buying too small and have been considering some semi-aggressive cichlids like Brichardi or Firemouth.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:41 PM   #2
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How is the Krib with the corys? Kribs are very defensive of their territory on the bottom of the tank, so keep that in mind when you choose fish.
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The Krib has a cave that she essentially guards herself. It'll push the corys and tetras away from it, but never chase them around the tank.
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Agree with Laser, Kribs can be quite territorial & if they have fry downright vicious. I am not sure the Cories could deal with that kind of harrasament on a long term basis. I would also blame the Kribs for your missing Danio as mine will make a meal of smaller fish if in the mood. I have Swords & Platies in the tank with mine and the smaller ones definitely keep to the Hornwort on top til at least 1- 1.5". I added new fry from the grow out tank once by just putting them in and the Kribs though I was SO kind to provide them with with such a tastu snack. Now I try to make sure the fry stay in the middle of the Hornwort clump when added.
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The Krib has been alone living with corys for over 2 years... there are no problems with the current tankmates.
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