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maggie
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)2:16    Post subject: tetras and kribs Reply with quote

I had a pair of kribs. Great fish, good entertainment and easy. But someone told me not to put tetras (cardinal tetras) in the same tank, because these little fish are egg thieves.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.12(Thu)6:51    Post subject: Re: tetras and kribs Reply with quote

maggie wrote:
I had a pair of kribs. Great fish, good entertainment and easy. But someone told me not to put tetras (cardinal tetras) in the same tank, because these little fish are egg thieves.


I wouldn't suspect that cards would want to steal eggs from a female krib. Mother kribs are so territorial and protective that sometimes even dad has to go into other quarters until the fry are free swimming.

I would suspect that whoever passed that info on to you had their facts confused. If I were going to breed kribs in a small tank, say a 10g, I wouldn't put cardinals or any other fish in the tank for their own safety. In a larger tank, it would be a different story and there would most likely be enough room for cards or neons to live peacefully in the upper areas of the tank.
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