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    So I had a male/female pair, and the female passed away sadly.... so I went out and bought what I believe to be another female. She is a little smaller then the male that I've had for a while and he is chasing and nipping at her quite a bit. My question is can Kribs move on to new females and will they eventually adapt? I'd hate to see the new one get killed. Any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks



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    Wish I could help with this. I am very interested in following this to learn more about these beauties. They are definately on my bucket list



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    What is the tank size? They can pair its possible but the odds are better with multiple females. The tank should be layed out with enough structure or plants to break up lines of sight and give hiding spots.

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    Here's a bit of information on kribensis:

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres.../kribensis.php

    First thing I would do is add some clay pots or some open pvc tubing to give each their own cover from each other. Adding a single female to the tank is no guarantee that the two will pair up, so at this point it's important to provide each with cover to escape harassment from the other. If the harassing becomes to severe you may have to rehome one of them.

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    These are the 3 Kribs that I have. They are in a 60 Gallon with plenty of plants. I believe there are plenty of hiding places. I've got two halved coconuts, a few pieces of drifter wood with hiding places. And a bridge.



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    So I managed to get a little better of a pic of what I believe to be the female... can anyone else confirm this?



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    Yes, your new kribensis looks like a female.

    So you had four kribensis in a 60g tank, 1 male and 3 females, and the male mated with the one female that recently died? And you added another female to replace the lost one?

    Did I get that straight?
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    All those fish are definitely male. Females have a darker purple "skirt" and are smaller. Males have longer more ornate fins and less color with just a light rosy patch on their bellies

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    If you add a female she'll pick one of the three males and pair off. But if you add multiple females they could fight over the males, possibly to the death so be wary. Sex is determined by ph and in the wild they come from soft, slow moving rivers. Males occur in harder ph so the females are the ones showing color to compete as there's usually more of them in general. One of the few fish where this is the case. When you see a female showing color you'll know; it's shocking. Multiple pairs can be kept in a larger tank if they all have territory but fry might not survive. I've got 5 pairs in a 180 and no survivors yet.

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