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Brisch
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PostSubject: Oh my stars   Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:41 pm

I was cleaning my 20 gallon yesterday and I moved my kribensis' cave, I noticed there was these things so with my finger I swished them around. HOLY SHIT I HAVE BABY KRIBS. So I promptly put the cave back, and mommy krib went back to the cave. I notice they are trying there darnedest to keep the babies in the cave, but they wont stay. Today they are having a field trip around the tank. I put a sponge on my filter intake, but they are in a community tank. Should I be moving the family out of the tank? or should I just leave them be? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:27 pm

If you want to keep the babies get them out of tank if not they will be cheap food!

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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:47 pm

would a breeding trap be sufficient?
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:13 pm

A breeding box should be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Ok I have vacuumed them up and they are in the breeding net, its a solid frame with a fine net around, allows water to flow through. I put mom and dad in the net to, was this the right thing to do?
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:37 pm

I would only put babies in the net!

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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:17 pm

Yep, just the babies.

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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:27 am

Congrats on the fry. I agree just keep the babies in there. What and how often do you plan to feed them? If you have a separate tank it may be easier to raise them in a separate smaller tank. With water changes and feeding an all.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:42 am

I have them in a 5 gallon right now with the parents, I was told not to separate fry from the parents because the male will want to breed even though the female may not be ready. I am feeding them fry food by nutrafin, and I'm not sure how often I should be feeding them.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:53 pm

You should be feeding them small amounts about 3 or 4 times a day. The small tank is good because water changes will be easy. I would also recommend frequent partial water changes like 25% a day. Fry require pristine water conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 pm

I agree....

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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:40 pm

ok thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Oh my stars   Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:14 pm

He will want to breed but there is a chance he willeat the babies if you leave the male in there!

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