Krib suddenly a bully

Discussion in 'Kribensis - Kribs' started by VAFish, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    Well I went to Petco today and there was one GBR in a tank with a bunch of fish he shouldn't be with. I "had" to get him out of there. This was honestly my first ever impulse buy, but something said this guy needed a good home.

    I put him into my 75 today and unfortunately my female crib has been chasing the GBR all over the tank almost non stop. The ram fought back once but has sense been trying to stay away. I've also now noticed my Krib nipping at my Cory cats which she has never done. Oddly enough my Krib has colored up very brightly since this began today. (Any reason why?)

    I'm dealing with the "why would you mess up such a well behaved tank" thought right now. I'm currently setting up my 96g corner tank, so I could always move the GBR there, but I'm wondering if I should do something sooner or does this behavior happen at first and possibly die down in a day or two?

    Thanks!




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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    The Krib has colored up because it's a cichlid thing. My unidentified cichlid male (yea I know weird) really colors up after its bullied someone or something... So you most likely have a dominant male and it feels it has to be top dog, or fish in this case.


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  3. OP
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    VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    I'm pretty sure the Krib is a female though. Guess I could be wrong!

    The top dog mentality, does this usually calm down once they think everyone gets it?


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  4. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Could you take a pic?


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    VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    Now that I see a still photo maybe it is a male?
    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436750406.606361.jpg


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  6. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea I think it is, not as much pink on the belly...
     
  7. OP
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    VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    So what would you think about my little issue? Let it play out or..?


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  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Well you just put new fish in, so it's being a bit territorial. Just monitor behavior for a day and see what happens.


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  9. jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisback Valued Member Member

    That's a male. Pointed dorsal fin with color all the way up and tail is more pointed than rounded as well.

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  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would say male, too.
     
  11. OP
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    VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    Still some nipping from the Krib towards the GBR today. I'm setting up a 30 gallon for my danios and white clouds. I will probably put the GBR in there.


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  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    GBRs need a higher temp than danios and white clouds. As do kribs.....
     
  13. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Danios and minnows need temp to be 64-75 range. GBRs need 80-82.


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    VAFish

    VAFish Valued Member Member

    Not sure what I was thinking lol


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