Am I big enough?

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Is a 10 gallon. tank big enough for a pair of kribs and a pair of german blue rams? Or is it better with just one pair?
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Just a pair of one or the other. Although it's better to have two females and one male. The male will aggrevate a single female.
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Butterfly said:
Just a pair of one or the other. Although it's better to have two females and one male. The male will aggrevate a single female.
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Thanks for the advise. It's not for now, it's for much later down the road. Another question, Would a ram(1 male and 2 females) and a krib(1 male and 2 females) be fine in a 36 gallon tank by themselves?
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Rams prefer soft water and Kribs prefer a slightly hard water. Most fish can be acclimated and I have kept Rams at 7.2-7.4ph successfully but I don't have personal experience with kribs so I don't know how hard they are to keep.
As for aggressiveness they both can be fierce during spawning so I'm not sure 36 gallon is big enough.
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I really would not try to do a group of both fish in anything less than a 55.
Both stake out their territories on the bottom of the tank, so you need lots of floor space if you want to try both in the same tank.

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But would one set of either ram or kribs fit peacfully in a 10 gallon or is it just too small?
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It probably is too small.
If one of the pair gets aggressive, the other fish has no chance at all of being able to get out of harms way in a tank as small as 10 gallons.

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Thanks Dino and Butterfly.
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