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Bernie Mc1953 - 2012-12-09
I have four babies and two big jacks and the big dark bullies flight. One of the male's is a bit bigger, the other a little smaller. Should all six be in the same tank? Plus I put some feeders in so they can be eaten sometimes. I cut them up for the jacks. Am I doing the right thing?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-12-09
    See the 'social behaviors' section up above. If all six are in a really good sized tank, they may be okay. But these fish will tend to pair up and then the pair will not tolerate any others in the same tank. They can also become very belligerent as they age.  Feeders have been known to carry disease, so be sure you quarantine them to make sure they are healthy before you feed them to your cichlids.
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Dhoni - 2013-01-17
What are the possible tank mates with parrot fish?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-19
    They can be kept with Angelfish, peaceful catfish species such as Plecostomus, Corydoras and Glass Catfish, Kuhli Loaches, livebearers like Swordtails, and characins such as Tetras,and Silver Dollars.  This being said some of these fish develop a mean streak so keep a close eye on them if kept in a community tank.
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karthi das - 2012-12-31
pls help me guys.... my 1 year old flower horn not eating...almost a week is over.... he is staying at the bottom... sometimes he is floating with his head upwards... is he going to die? how should i recover him????????

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-31
    Start with checking your water levels.  I would add some air stones to the tank as well..
  • aaryan - 2013-01-16
    Deworm your fish. . You can get dewormin kit from pet shop
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karthi das - 2013-01-16
I bought 2 new parrot fishes today...and kept it along with 3 Electric blue fish...parrot fish starts to fight with electric blue....plse help me guys...wat to do?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-16
    Try re-arrangingtank.  Maybe add some moe decor for retreat as well as breaking their line of sight.
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dean.p - 2004-12-20
fronts are expensive, about 30-40 dollars for a juvy over in australia. adults can be $150, wild caught specimens can be $200, but these fish are well worth the price and i would recommend them to anyone who had the money.






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fish_are_awesome - 2011-10-10
What fish can I keep with 2 kirbensis cichlids in a 20 gallon tank?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-10
    You could do other cichlids - ones that are about the same size. There are so many varieties and community fish and gorgeous colors.
  • David Brough - 2011-10-10
    Rams would be perfect indeed. Good choice!
  • fish_are_awesome - 2011-10-10
    Such as bolivian rams and german blue rams?
  • fish_are_awesome - 2011-10-11
    Thanks guys!
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-11-24
    I you are very interested in African cichlids,your tank size can easily keep a pair of ocellated shell dwellers. They look very good but come in a small package. They are blue.
  • Werner - 2012-04-06
    Be carefull not to put more than 1 male kribensis in one tank they are very teritorial.
    I had a male and female kribensis but the male wouldnt accept the female so she became very depressed and died after a few days. Its known that if the male doesn't accept the female the male would bully her. The most beautiful rams for me is the cacatuoides double red :D
  • Sherri - 2012-05-02
    I have had my krib for 8 years in that time I have had lots of babies from the one pair but the mom died and all that is left is son and daughters of the first pair. I have tried to get some more so they won't be in bred but I have one that has a curved back. The fish shop here can not get any in or he just don't want to. I have had my name with him for two years now but still no fish.
  • Jude - 2012-05-21
    My pair of kribs is currently raising their 2nd set of kids. The first set ended up with 2 males and a female. Is there going to be a problem now that there is more than one male in the tank? These fish are so interesting to watch because of their parenting skills.
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Paul R. Pedigo - 2010-07-10
I have eight marble veil angels. I have two pairs of them now with one consistent spawners. They live in a 46 gallon bowfront with a school of zebra danios, two pink glowfish, two plecos, and two corys. I have had two batches of fry so far and the second spawn was MASSIVE. They are thriving and very beautiful fish. Not a beginners fish I can tell you that.

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  • nm123 - 2011-12-07
    I would just like to correct something you said anglefish not being a begginer fish. Anglefish are a begginer fish but you can not use them to cycle and tank even though they are hardy this is because of the delicate fins.
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kyle - 2009-12-30
I have a breeding pair of these stunning beauties in my 30 gallon tank. I can't believe how vibrant in colour the females get while spawning. These cichlids are incredibly hardy and easy to keep. They are by far the easiest cichlid in the world to breed. Anyone loooking to easily breed some fish should definitely purchase a pair of kribs. Make sure you can cleary distinguish a male from a female, so the pet store doesn't give you two kribs of the same sex. This is important because two males or females won't get along unless they have a mate. This happened to me the first time I bought kribs a few years ago. I came home with two males and they kept fighting all day long. I had to go back to the pet store and buy another two female kribs to keep the males happy. If you have the opportunity to buy a pair of these fish, you should definitely do it. They are a very rewarding pet to keep in terms of their personality and their colouration.

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matthew - 2005-01-09
I have a 4 inch Green Terror, 2 Cobalt Blue Zebras, 1 Firemouth, 2 Electric Yellow Labs, 1 Jack Dempsey, and a single 4 inch Jewel; all in a 33 Gallon tank. out of all the fish, the Green Terror displays an aura of control amongst the rest of the fish keeping things calm. I have a sand bottom tank and all fish have been co-existing (from the beggining) for over 6 months now. I have found throughout my experience with Cichlids that slowly introducing a new species into any young tank is extremely easy but with time becomes increasingly difficult. By far out of all the cichlids in such a tank the Green Terror is the most beautiful and funnest fish to watch

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Anonymous - 2003-08-27
I have two green terrors a jack dempsy and a firemouth cichlid and they get along fine.

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