PERSONAL NOTES and OBSERVATIONS
Kribs are African Cichlids, however they are considered to be relatively
tame compared to some of the species. The two that I have can be
somewhat aggressive towards the other fish at times. Most of the
others have learned to just leave them alone, and I seldom have any
I would caution people considering them for a community tank though that
they are aggressive at times.
They have a couple of unique traits though that I haven't noticed in
other fish. One is their habit of stopping instantly. If you
watch most fish, they will coast to a stop when they stop swimming.
Kribs stop instantly, in an exact spot, and they seem to do it without
moving their fins at all. Also, the female (and this may be some
sort of "Courtship Ritual") will occasioanlly swim up to the male, turn
the back half of her body 90° so that her caudal fin points directly
to the side, swim sideways over the top of the male, turn her body 90°
the opposite direction, and swim over him the opposite direction.
Strange to watch, whatever the reason!