kribensis pair tank mate

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I have a male and female kribensis and was just wondering wat would be a good tank mate that would not disrupt any chances of breeding
 

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Good morning SLS1199 and Welcome to Fish Lore.

I'll let others that have experience with the same fish to answer your questions.

I hope you enjoy the site. Hang on I'm sure you'll get responses before too long. It's still early here in the states

Ken
 

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Welcome to Fishlore.

I'm not sure it would be wise to have any other fish in a 20gal with the Kribs. Something like a Dwarf GouramI would probably be ok. What ever you were to choose it would need to be a fish that mostly stays in the upper levels as the Kribs will defend the bottom area of the tank quite vigorously when they breed.
 

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Dwarf GouramI or something of that sort that is going to stay small and in the upper portions of the tank as nutter said is about the only option
 
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yer I thought something like that would be ok how about an angelfish
 

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20gal isn't really deep enough for Angels IMO though some people do have them in that size tank. I wouldn't be too keen on mixing any other cichlids with a breeding pair in there. I think an Angel with breeding Kribs will just get beaten up.
 
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hey thanks 4 the replies
the more feedback the better thanks
 

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I would say a group of barbs, maybe tigers? I think they could easily hold their own against the kribs.
 

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I wouldn't go for Tiger Barbs. When the Kribs arn't breeding they would be too much for the Kribs to deal with. It would be very difficult for the Kribs to defend their eggs against a school of barbs when they do breed. I don't think any schooling fish would be a good choice but if you did want to try it go with something more peacefull like Lemon Tetras or Harlequin Rasboras.
 
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thanks for the replies
I purchased 5 lemon tetras and they add a nice colour to my tank thanks alot
 

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