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Kribensis
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:14:29 PM »
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Kribensis getting friendly. Hoping for success again 15 years after last brood in old tank  :fishy1:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 12:25:04 PM »
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Looking good there Graham...!!!   ;)

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »
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Wow - lovely and great pic too.  :cheers:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 01:16:10 PM »
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As long as "Bruce" the boss stays away

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 01:31:32 PM »
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Great pics!

Good luck with your kribs  :cheers:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 02:01:28 PM »
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Loving her cucumber treat

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 08:52:19 PM »
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Great stuff  :cheers:

Lovely colours on your fish, and Bruce is a very handsome chap.  :)

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
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Success, first batch of fry spotted. :fishy1:  :)

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 05:40:34 PM »
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Congratulations  :cheers:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 06:49:50 PM »
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Congratulations.  :cheers:

Keep us posted on progress. Any idea how many fry you have? How are the parents with the rest of the tank inhabitants?

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 07:20:02 PM »
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Nice!  :fishy1:

Definitely a lack of pictures though!...  :raspberries

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2018, 08:41:33 AM »
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About 50 fry , very very tiny at moment. Can only see with torch as hidden away near back of tank. Need to get camera out with macro lens. Don't want to disturb too much as parents being very attentive . Unfortunately off for short break away,so will see how doing next week,fingers crossed the parents keep the gouramis at bay.

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Re: Kribensis Fry
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
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 :fishy1: Just a couple of pics as requested. Quality not brilliant but think you can make them out ;D

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 02:21:19 PM »
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Very cute.  ;D

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Re: Kribensis fry
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 03:00:08 PM »
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 :D

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2018, 03:41:36 PM »
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Little cuties...!!!

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2018, 06:22:24 PM »
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Fantastic. :cheers:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2018, 07:16:19 PM »
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How gorgeous.  :cheers:

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2018, 11:29:22 PM »
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Awwww....  :fishy1:

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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2018, 09:17:22 AM »
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Adorable.  ;D

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2018, 10:47:53 AM »
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What are your plans for the youngsters Graham...?

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2018, 01:27:32 PM »
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Will be very surprised if any survive more than another week. They tend to scatter and parents can't protect them. havn't got another tank to put them in , and catching them in a heavily planted tank would cause chaos. if i can get away with purchasing a breeding tank i might transfer the parents,as they tend to breed every couple of months

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2018, 02:11:52 PM »
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Fingers crossed for you that at least some are wily enough to stay out of harms way long enough to bulk up a little and survive...  :)

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2018, 01:26:37 PM »
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No fry left :-[    Parents did so well. Breeding net bought for next time,if the fry survive being sucked up by large pipette  :D

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2018, 04:22:31 PM »
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Sorry to read of this. :( At least you're better prepared now for next time, though; best of luck with that and keep us posted on how it goes.

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2018, 06:07:27 PM »
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Sorry to hear about your fry.

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2018, 06:31:14 PM »
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Hope that you are able to save some next time round!

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2018, 10:02:35 PM »
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Sorry to hear you weren't able to keep some of your fry.

Which of the other tank inhabitants do you think was the worst offender in terms of predation? Do you think that was the problem?

I have to admit that I am a little surprised none of your fry survived because I think you have quite a well planted tank. I was watching this thread with interest because I have been considering Kribensis for my planted tank. And I kind of assumed that a planted tank would offer enough hiding places for the odd fry to succeed in avoiding the predators.

How have the parents taken the total loss of their fry? I guess that with them being so protective, they might be stressed. Have they attacked any of your other fish in the tank?

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2018, 11:21:10 PM »
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All part of the learning curve and experience trip...  I too am sorry none survived this time, but I'd have a side wager that next time, you will have at least a few...  :)

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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2018, 08:41:28 AM »
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Over the years, apistogrammas, peacock gudgeons, Bolivian rams and honey gouramis have bred in my tanks, but the fry have only survived when they were alone in the tank. With the apistos, I put the parents into the 60 litre tank I had then, and once the eggs were laid I removed the father as I knew he was an egg eater. The female looked after the fry very well - until the tank started to leak and I had to move the fry into a 25 litre quarantine tank. Just 5 fry made it to adulthood.
All the fry that hatched in the community tank were eaten - but mainly the eggs were eaten long before they could hatch.

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« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2018, 04:53:14 PM »
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I guess my concern would be less having more fish, but with the reputation that kribensis have as defensive parents, whether they'd take the loss of all their fry out on other tank inhabitants.

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Re: Kribensis
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2018, 09:06:17 AM »
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All calm in tank .Kribs behaving themselves. Female starting to plump up again. Fry got to wandering and parents had trouble keeping grouped together. With 6 gouramis in tank and 3 bristlenose plus 14 corys and various others, I was bit surprised they lasted as long as they did.The bristlenose don't tend to move for anyone.Should be new batch in about  5 weeks time if previous experience is anything to go by.

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« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2018, 09:47:29 AM »
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Best of luck with them...  :)

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