11-10-2012, 01:04 AM
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Thanks for all the good ideas! I have a brood of baby Kribensis at the moment. They were escorted out of their cave by their mom last week. I will be stepping up the water changes (I have only changed it twice in the last week) and I like the idea of using an airstone when siphoning. (I have been using a container and scooping out of the top of the tank)
I've been squirting some stuff called Small Fry into the tank to help with feeding. They are also eating off the leaves of the plants and for the past day or two have been enjoying frozen brine shrimp. I dropped a couple of algae tablets which they also swarmed around. Believe it or not, the parents will actually take some food and spit it at the cloud of babies - so I really don't need to intervene too much.
BTW both parents look after the babies really well, and it is so interesting to watch them all parade around the aquarium.
Re: danios - I personally wouldn't trust them with the babies. I would leave the babies to grow up a bit in their own tank rather than take a chance. I have had some pretty feisty danios so I guess that's why I would be a little hesitant. I have heard that if you have a large school of danios, they stick to themselves, but if only a couple of them, and they go kind of rogue.