Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Ohio Mark, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    I'm reading that 50 gallons is the best size for Kribensis, which rules out putting them in my soon-to-be-built 29 gallon, but out of curiosity, how compatible are they with other fish? Once listing called them semi-aggressive but it sounds to me like they are more of a bottom-dweller? Can they be mixed with surface fish? Any ideas on this?

  2. aqua-manNew MemberMember

    How much are you planning to place in the tank? And yes they are mostly on the bottom of the tank
  3. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    At this point I'm just reading up on fish I like, so I might be ill-informed. (Just started seriously digging in to this today -- will be months away from actually stocking.) My "wish list" (or the practical one, anyhow) included: kribensis, celestial pearl danios, zebra danios, corys (a few kinds I like, muist settle for one species), keyhole cichlids, tiger barbs, and various tetras. Yes, I know many are not compatible, so that was just what was on my wish-list -- working at narrowing it down. I had hoped for a pair of kribensis, but the tanks size works against me.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Kribensis are fine in as small as a 20g high, they do not need a 50g tank. Where did you read this?
  5. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    I believe it was on the profile on LiveAquaria ...

    Yes... just checked. That is where I read it. Also came across various posts suggesting they might be rather aggressive for a community tank.
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, don't listen to LiveAquaria, they are one of the worst fish info sites on the internet, in my opinion. They only know how to sell fish, not keep them, lol.
  7. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    Well, THAT is good to know! I've been doing a lot of my stocking-dreaming based on what I find there. Oh boy. Back to the drawing board....

    You're very good at stocking -- any suggestions for Krib tank mates? I so wanted them with CPD's, but I am guessing that's a bad idea.
  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, that wouldn't work, CPDs are so small I'd think they would be eaten.
    How about this?:
    8 cardinal tetras
    8 rummynose tetras
    8 kuhli loaches
    1 kribensis
    1 honey gourami
  9. Ohio MarkWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks, Anders247... I'll see what I can learn about these fish... I like the idea of cardinals & rummy-nosed... not familiar with the honey gourami.
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem!

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