Kribensis Fry!!!
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Kribensis Fry!!!

Kribensis Fry!!!

This is a discussion on Kribensis Fry!!! within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Well though my tank may be a little green right now its just going to have to wait! Had thought we had seen some ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Scalare Angelfish
Scalare Angelfish
Checkerboard Cichlid
Checkerboard Cichlid
Reply
Old 11-13-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
 
Kribensis Fry!!!

Well though my tank may be a little green right now its just going to have to wait! Had thought we had seen some eggs in the cave with the female but the next day they were gone so we thought she ate them. Well tonight look in right after I was prepping to take care of my poor neglected tanks and notice at least 30 fry hiding under the new mom and dad! They are super protective and are keeping all the other fish away from the little ones. Do I need to do anything different than I normally do to make sure that at least a few survive? How fast will they grow? Thanks
cheerfulmelody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
 
kitten_penang's Avatar
 
congrats.i bet the little ones are still feeding on the secretion the parents give out on their skins.just add a little more hiding place.nothing drastic cause that will cause stress.other then that i'll let the chilid expert give you more info on what to do
kitten_penang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 12:30 AM   #3
 
spoot's Avatar
 
To feed my baby kribs and tbars I get granulated food and gind it into a powder using a motar and pestle. Grind it as fine as possible then dissolve it in a glass full of aquarium water. Just a dab of the powdered food will work. Use a turkey baster or eye dropper to place the food as close to the fry as possible. I usually just empty the baster above the nest. Since the food will already be water logged it will sink down to the fry.

Kribs are awesome. Once I finally got a male and female going, they won't stop. I have close to 75 fry growing now, and have taken tons more to the LFS.
Posted via Mobile Device
spoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #4
 
what on earth do you do once you grow out your fry? 75 would be alot to keep
cheerfulmelody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2010, 02:02 PM   #5
 
spoot's Avatar
 
Give em away... LFS, friends, etc...
Posted via Mobile Device
spoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
 
Congrats! I remember many years ago sitting with my infant son in front of a beautiful planted community tank watching as my Kribs raised a school of fry. You're having a terrific experience I'm sure. One thing, most of the baby kribs ended up female, like 4:1. Apparently it was the Ph of the water. You might want to look into this.
I'm very happy for you and for the wonderful memories your post brought back.
Paul
noledoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Congrats! Are you able to post some pics??
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2010, 06:22 AM   #8
 
Kym, I know my wife took pics of me and my son sitting in front of the tank. Not sure where they are but now is NOT the time to ask. We remain in the motel waiting on the repair/construction folks to finish rewiring the water, electrical system and the heatpump. Even then it might be too dusty etc to move back in, even to the intact end of the house. It still seems sureal.
I was sitting on the bed getting ready for work when I heard a sound like a train. I got up, walked 10 ft to peek out the bathroom window and all hell broke loose. Trees hit my end of the house, crashed thru the roof, knocked the chimney thru the roof and the result pancaked our bedroom into the living rm below and that in turn fell thru into the basement. Everything from wall to wall ended up in the rubble pile but me. No one was injured. I know this was more than you wanted to know..
So the impact zone will someday be a big tank and my office as well. LOL
noledoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #9
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
You are right, now is not the time to ask! But, my memory is like a steel trap ( ) and once I know that things are back to *normal* I will hit you up for posting pics. In the meantime I hope Cheerful Melody will get some pics snapped of her babies.
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bn and kribensis ferszty Catfish 6 06-25-2010 04:13 PM
Kribensis fry! Promelas Fish Breeding 8 05-12-2010 08:03 PM
Kribensis Fry puppyrjjkm Cichlids 0 08-14-2009 10:22 PM
Kribensis Enzo Cichlids 5 05-12-2007 07:59 AM
Should I get another Kribensis? gilfish Cichlids 4 05-11-2007 04:14 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.