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is there anything special that you have to do to have these in your tank? any special water parameters? I like this fish and would like to get some. my lfs carries them. help!

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does anyone know how many you can keep in a planted tank? if there are alot of hiding places? if I get some I will probably have to stick to 2.

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It depends on the size of the tank. I've got a pair in a 44 corner and they do fine, always raising a few young that make it to 1/2 inch size (when I take them out). When I spawned them I had a pair raise multiple generations in a 20 long. I'd say in a 55 you could keep 2 pair if you have spawning sites on opposite ends of the tank so they don't fight over one site. They'll spawn in rock caves or broken flower pots. If you get two you're better off with a pair or 2 females if you absolutely don't want fry. The females have a purple tint to their belly. The males usually have a couple of dots on their dorsal.

The local Chedders resturant here has a 400 gallon tank above the bar filled with tinfoil barbs, silver dollars, tiger barbs and bloody parrots. There are 2 pairs of kribs in the tank and one of them has some 1/4 inch fry that they keep in some thick fake plants. It' amazing that they can successfully raise fry in a tank with 100+ predators waiting.
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sweet. I think I am going to get a few of them.. they are awesome looking fish.

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sweet. I think I am going to get a few of them.. they are awesome looking fish.
Awesome looking, yes. I tried adding them to my tank and they were mean as heck to my other fish. I traded them for another couple and they were the same. The third time I exchanged them I made sure they hadn't thrown my returned ones back in because I felt like I was buying the same 2 angry fish.
I returned them and bought some German Blue Rams....much better behaved fishies.
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