Kribs with Rosy Barbs

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I have recently found out that, after trying and failing and putting them in a small community tank, that my Kribs have finally decided to become parents which came as a pleasant surprise. I have removed all tank mates and now they live rather peacefully on there own.

After reading up on the internet on how to care for the babies, I read that people often use rosy barbs as "Dither fish" to help take some of the aggression away from the Kribs.

The question I have is that if I get myself a mating pair of rosy barbs, is there any chance that I would be able to breed them alongside the Kribs, or will this just be just one big disaster waiting to happen?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Barbs don't pair off like cichlids do. They are schooling fish so there is a hierarchy. To answer your question, no the barbs mating is not going to do anything but provide food for the kribs. They really have to be kept in a specialized tank to really breed them - in a tank with other fish, the eggs are usually eaten.
 
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Jaysee said:
Barbs don't pair off like cichlids do. They are schooling fish so there is a hierarchy. To answer your question, no the barbs mating is not going to do anything but provide food for the kribs. They really have to be kept in a specialized tank to really breed them - in a tank with other fish, the eggs are usually eaten.
Ok thanks for that, Maybe I will just try and get a couple to use as "Dither fish", see how that goes.

If they get bullied too much I have another tank they can live in peacefully.
 

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