I have had a spawning pair of kribensis along with a pleco for just over a year. When I got them I wasn't told about the amount of time they really do just hide. I truly never see them. To attempt to get them out and swimming a little more I went ahead and got 4 Columbian tetra to try to liven up the place a bit. Still hasn't worked and now the male has bitten off the top part of the back fin on 2 of the tetra making me think they are about to spawn again. I've now added a better cave and a few plants because maybe to much open space isn't a great thing. It is getting spendy trying to get more things to make it work for these 2 fish. I'm trying to decide if I get rid of the kribensis all together, get rid of just the female or keep them and try something new. I really want to get them swimming more or get something that does swim more like a blue ram or something because I have a 1 year old who likes looking at the fish and need something she can always look at. Any advice on my situation would be greatly appreciated!