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Kribensis with guppy in a community tank


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50 minutes ago, TheMilkman said:

Hello, I was wondering if 1 male kribensis would work with a small colony of guppies in a community tank? Thanks!

That depends on how you qualify “work.” Kribs might leave adult guppies alone, but guppy fry might become high protein snacks. Kribs are African river cichlids, capable of holding their own against tougher fish — especially during pairing / spawning. Guppies may act nicely as dither fish, to draw a Krib out. We kept a pair with platys successfully for a school year in a 20 gal long — 5th grade class tank. Here’s one of the videos we made...


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