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01-03-2013 07:55 PM
Bandit1200 I've bred a bunch of kribs and it's usually not too hard to get a pair established, especially when there's only 2 in the tank. I'd say that in about 3 weeks to a month you'll see a school of fry swimming around. I'm waiting to get my 75 up and cycled so I can start looking for a pair of my own again. I always had fun raising them up and now I have plenty of space to work with. There's a 75 in the living room and a 125 in the back room.
01-03-2013 03:35 PM
CoffeeLove
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If he was nicer to her she'll just end pairing off with one of his friends...
Ha, touche

Funny though, got home yesterday and now he's kind of following her around instead of kicking her butt. I think they paired??

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01-03-2013 03:33 PM
CoffeeLove
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until they start breeding
Nah, both of them are definitely males.

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01-02-2013 11:42 PM
Bandit1200
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Well maybe if he was a little bit nicer to her lol

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If he was nicer to her she'll just end pairing off with one of his friends...
01-02-2013 11:10 PM
scapegoat
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The bolivians cause no harm to anyone though..they're really peaceful especially compared to the krib.
until they start breeding
01-02-2013 09:34 PM
CoffeeLove Well maybe if he was a little bit nicer to her lol

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01-02-2013 09:21 PM
LB79 Then it's an unpaired male and female, and the male wants to mate while the female doesn't.
01-02-2013 08:51 PM
CoffeeLove Oh snaps maybe I do have a male and female then. Because the belly is really red like in that photo and its definitely not as long as the other.

The bolivians cause no harm to anyone though..they're really peaceful especially compared to the krib.

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01-02-2013 08:21 PM
scapegoat post pictures.

the females will get really pink in their abdomen when they're ready to mate or full of eggs. the male will get red around his face and bottom half when defensive/aggressive.

its very easy to sex kribs though, the male are noticeably larger and longer. http://www.spheniscus.ch/datafish/up...20pulcher.html male on left, female on right.

cichlids are all a funny bunch. while dwarf cichlids are considered "passive" they can be very very aggressive with each other. i've a breeding pair and the female will get very aggressive with the male when there is a failed clutch.

you really have too many cichlids in that tank as well. the two rams and two kribs is asking for disaster. probably better off replacing the kribs with more rams as they'll form a harem (while kribs form pairs)
01-02-2013 08:06 PM
Kitsune_Gem Females have an intense red to them during breeding form what I remember
01-02-2013 08:00 PM
CoffeeLove No heh. Just figured they were because the one keeps gettin his butt kicked.

How do you sex kribs and does their red belly have anything to do with their sex?

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01-02-2013 07:19 PM
ptr You're sure you got 2 males ?
01-02-2013 07:15 PM
CoffeeLove I have rocks in such a way that it makes a cave.

Another question though - why are there bellies red? Especially the one getting picked on his belly is really red.

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01-02-2013 04:46 PM
greenman857 Giving them caves might help too. The less aggressive might be able to stake his territory there. But it's true, some guys are like that!
01-02-2013 01:55 AM
ptr I'll get one of your male kribs if you want to rehome him.
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