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Hi. I've got a 55 gallon, 48 inch tank.

I am setting up a community aquarium with possibly among other fish, rainbowfish, Black ruby barbs, Odessa barbs and Sword tails.

I would like to add a pair of Kribensis, but I don't want their endless fry.

Can you put 2 females or 2 males in the tank? Which scenario would be better? Can you have a single Krib in the tanK?

Thanks for any advice,

Dom :thumb:
 

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In a tank that size, multiple males or (even better) multiple females would work, but have you considered another species? There are lots of other riverine West African cichlids that occupy similar niches, but are not so fecund in captivity, so you still get all the interesting behaviours, without being overrun with fry. One of my favourites is Nanochromis transvestitus, a beautiful species that is always in demand, and whose fry command good prices. That's just one example of many.

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Some of the other Nanochromis species might be easier to find, and are somewhat less demanding; these would also be good choices, e. g. N. parilus_02. Good luck! :thumb:

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