Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-07-2005, 07:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
kribs really aren't that peaceful

I've got a single male krib in each of my 29 gallons tanks. They seem to chase everything. I have read that they are great community fish on several sites but I haven't seen many fish they haven't jumped at or chased. I've even seen one swim to the upper layer to bite an angelfish. I have noticed that my angelicus loaches are ignored and can swim all around the krib without causing him to attack. I've even seen them take food from him and he doesn't do anything. These guys have only been in the tanks for a little over 24 hours so maybe they will settle down some in time.

__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Good luck. I had to move mine into a tank to themselves. I have a pair and they were tearing up my plecos. I gave them almost two weeks to calm down but when the plecos started to have chunks missing, they had to go. I have them QT'd in a small tank where they will probably stay.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
I don't even have a pair in a tank. I've got just a single male/tank. I hope they cool down. They are attractive fish.
__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Whitby, Ont,Canada
Posts: 2,764
Get some females to keep them occupied.
__________________
Join a fish club. Don't have one in your area? Start one.
BillD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 06:10 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,195
Even so when there are females they will start to breed (most likely) and when that happens the male and female batter each other (well did in my case) they use to tell each other off.
__________________
Steven A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 10:00 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Nebraska, USA
Posts: 6,703
Yeah, females will only complicate teh matter, as spawning REALLY brings out the aggression in these reasonably peaceful fish. Only time they are meaner is when they have free swimming fry. at that point, they'll kill most of the fish in the tank.

Do you have caves for your kribs? they are cave dwellers and will be very edgy if they don't have a hole to call home.
__________________
Former advisor and planted tank geek...life's moved on though.
malkore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 05:27 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Port Richey, Fl
Posts: 20
Send a message via AIM to ceratophyllum
dax29, your Captain Avatar avatar rocks!
__________________
ceratophyllum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 05:30 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Port Richey, Fl
Posts: 20
Send a message via AIM to ceratophyllum
Kribensis has been too unpredicatble to be a good community fish in my tanks, too. A really big tank with lots of plants and things to hide in is all I can think of to suggest.
__________________
ceratophyllum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2005, 09:33 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
So you recognize the good Captain Avatar! Thanks ceratophyllum. I've been waiting for someone to say something.

I've got tons of hiding spaces and caves for the kribs. I have noticed one of them has chilled-out some. He is hanging out more and I've seen him swimming next to and ignoring fish he once terrorized. He doesn't swim and hide as badly now when I approach the tank.

The one in the other tank hides in one of 3 caves most of the time and rapidly darts away when I approach. When I stand there for a while he comes out and swims around, not always on the attack but he does chase the curviceps cichlids if they come near. The lion has not lain with the lamb there yet, but I'm hopeful. I do think his attacks have lessened a little.
__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2005, 11:54 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
Well, the kribs have stopped harassing everyone and peace has been restored. I guess it just took some time for them to adjust to the new surroundings. I watched them a good bit last night and saw little to no bad behavior.
__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kribs, peaceful

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Peaceful tank laurandavid Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 15 08-20-2007 04:50 PM
YO YO Loaches Peaceful or not? Davekyn Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 05-16-2006 11:51 PM
Kribs, Wonderful Kribs! (with pics) Heiko Cichlid Discussion 16 11-25-2005 12:07 PM
Peaceful Mbunas newhobbist Cichlid Discussion 5 10-02-2005 12:54 AM
Peaceful? ClamKnuckle Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 05-15-2004 08:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.