Kribensis Fry

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Karly1990, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Karly1990

    Karly1990New MemberMember

    Just want to share an amazing experience I've seen today.

    2 paired Kribensis had tiny little babies. I knew they was up to something and when I seen mum and dad with all these tiny babies following I couldn't believe it. Only been in the hobby for 5-6 months so it was a wow moment for me :)

    Any advice on caring for the babies or will mum and dad do it all?

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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They should do it all, though they may start eating the babies in a few weeks when they want to breed again.

    Do you have a separate tank you can move them in to (in a few weeks/months) to raise them?
  3. OP

    Karly1990New MemberMember

    Hi, thanks for replying. Yes we have a separate tank that we use for babies. Their current home is a big 250L though. What age can they leave mum and dad?
  4. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112Valued MemberMember

    Probably a week. Like stated, they may start eating them when they want to breed again. If they eat w/o help pull them. Just realize, nature doesnt expect 100% of fry to make it, usually only 1-20 per batch. (Of like, 100)
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They can sometimes be left with the parents for a few weeks. Just watch for signs of the parents wanting to breed and remove the fry.

    Alternatively, you can take the fry whenever and raise them yourself. They parents don't have to raise them.
  6. OP

    Karly1990New MemberMember

    So far so good. Very protective parents at the minute. I'll keep an eye on them. It's so cute to see.

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