Will a Kribensis Cichlid get along with my other fish in a 20 gallon tall medium planted tank?
I have 5 Green Tiger Barbs, 2 Albino Barbs, 1 Kuhli loach and a Mystery Snail (all happy) in a 20 gallon tall tank with white gravel, a piece of wood drift, a couple of caves and plants (2 areas with java moss, 1 anubia, a few bunches of cambomba and a purple plant that I can’t remember its name), 30g clear water filtration at 74-80 degrees and a regular light that is on for 8 hours every day. Can I add a Kribensis in there without causing problems or feeling out of place? I was planning a female since they only grow up to 3 inches. Would it be happy by itself or should I get 2 females? Will it fight with the kuhli loach since they are both bottom/cave fish.. I don’t want babies or a killing spray in there which remind me I think I got a tiny ghost shrimp at some point that came with one of the plants and it disappeared. What do you recommend? Many many thanks in advanced, I’ve been researching for a good 6 months and I’m still not sure as what is small, compatible and suitable on this community.
Suggestion by Robert
It will probably be Ok, especially with a female. A keyhole Cichlid or Rainbow Cichlid would be even more peaceful.
Suggestion by Kenney
keep in mind while kribes are peacefull they can harass bottom feeders, male or female, (my female killed my male krib, but is peacefull with everything else)
Chiclids for the most part do as good if not better in singles in community set ups
i would think the loach would be ok, but their is a 25 percent chance that it will go after the loaches
any shrimp you have will be eaten garenteeded
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How do witches and warlock take care of ghost problem in their house?
I find supernatural and philosophy from other religion to be very interesting. I was wondering what method that pagan or wiccan use to take care of spirit/ghost around their house.
Sorry if I have offended anyone.
Suggestion by Sue
Warlock isn’t a male witch, it’s meaning is ‘traitor’ to the coven so it’s best to discount that term. Male witches are called witches as well.
On the whole wiccans do not have a fascination with ghosts the way ‘ghost hunters’ seem to do. We believe that when you die you go to the Summerlands for a time before being reincarnated (that’s the initiatory wiccan belief – eclectics have many other beliefs) Traditional (non wiccan) witches likewise are not fascinated with ghosts.
We do not discount the existence of them at all, but equally we do not think ninety percent of what’s being shown as spirit activitiy on those ridiculous shows on television are genuine. They are bunkum aimed at gullible members of the public. Real activity is extremely rare. We do however have experience with ‘spirits’ – I say ‘spirits’ in this answer but what those actually are varies, sometimes it’s energy that has been called up in some manner, sometimes it’s genuinely the etheric remains of a person (that’s rare) sometimes it’s a created thing either created deliberately or by accident (which is why in all the wicca magic questions we insist you get training to take the path seriously) sometimes it’s a etheric being that comes from another plane of existence. I stick to generic ‘spirits’ as it’s easier to understand in this context. .
Firstly magically we keep our houses clean, we bansh and ground all energies, there may or may not be protections in place. Those aren’t against spirits per se but against anything detrimental to the family members and the integrity of the house.
Should anything turn up in the house it’s less likely to be a ghost of a person as some form of energy that has been attracted. I wasn’t around at the time but I know members of a local coven were called in when someone had been playing around with ceremonial magic and the like, something was in this house and refused to get out and it wasn’t friendly. Equally our old High Priestess had a benevolent spirit in her house that we think was attracted to the energy of the many workings. One time she fell in the kitchen when she was dizzy while stirring a pot on the stove, and she woke up the other side of the kitchen, to this day she insists this spirit moved her away from danger.The former spirit needed removing, the latter caused no problem to anyone and stayed. Well when I say he caused no problem he didn’t to us members of the coven lol he scared the bajaysus out of one of her family members who actually saw him. they refused to stay under the same roof again. He meant no harm and was only making contact, but those not on a magical path won’t necessarily cope with the evidence in front of their eyes. I never saw him but I felt his presence, it was benign.
What we don’t do is make them a ‘sideshow’ and make a big fuss and carry on, a spirit of whatever type deserves respect. I truly despise the ‘ghost hunting’ shows as they sensationalise and make the spirit if they exist the focus of a whole media circus. Where’s the respect for the dead (if that is their belief) where’s the help offered to the spirit to move on? It’s a vile genre of programme.
Some traditional (non wiccan) groups will create a guardian spirit to protect an area such as their working area or similar, these are perfectly benign to those members of the coven, and the public causing no harm but if you get idiots trying to cause trouble then it takes care of it. I’ve felt that once over in Burley in the New Forest in england. I was walking through the woodland in an area that a well known witch author’s coven used to use and I assume someone is still using it. The light got darker (on a clear sunny day) like a sort of cloud around me and a strong feeling of ‘GO AWAY’ – no words or manifestation beyond that. I left since it was doing it’s job..
There was also a strange occurance at my parents smallholding, my partner who does not even remotely believe and someone who helps out with our animals both said they felt a strong sense of anger and hate coming from one area, I had felt it too I then started having dreams. Being as how I was fairly new to the path at that time I rang the HPS and asked him if I should take my athame and go hunting (it really was agressive) he gave me some advice – I’d already said to it ‘you are not welcome here (the said he very last thing you do to this sort of thing is invite it in, or challenge it at all – just tell it it is not welcome). I have since found out that there is a leyline running along that area of the property.
Suggestion by Aandeg-Maiingan
I don’t have ghosts in my house, so there’s no problem.
ETA: Oh, for pete’s sake, will people STOP interchanging the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”??? They are NOT the same thing!!
A Wiccan is not a Witch and does not practice Witchcraft. A Wiccan practices the religion of Wicca. Witchcraft is a craft of practical skills ANYONE may use, not just Wiccans. A Christian can use Witchcraft if they so like, even an Atheist! Wicca does NOT hold monopoly over Witchcraft.
Suggestion by Mackenzie
Being Wiccan doens’t qualify one to be a ghost hunter, spiritualist, medium, etc.
Wicca is just a religion. A Wiccan doesn’t even have to believe in ghosts, but certainly nothing in traditional Wiccan training makes one prepared to do anything about such things. Same thing with other Pagan religions.
Ditto with Witchcraft, regardless of what religion the Witch may follow.
The problem is that book stores and the internet often lump a variety of religions and practices that are non-Abrahamic or that are not major world religions into the category of “other” and people start to treat them like they’re all the same thing.
Warlock is a term that means “oath breaker” and is generally only used by the uninformed, or by fiction.
I would say the majority of ghosts are benign and should be left alone. Most of them aren’t even entities, they’re just residual energy from the past. Unless there is some sort of malevolence afoot, I ignore it… and if there was something to be concerned about, I’d call in someone with credentials who is trained and qualified to deal with it.
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