separating krib fry

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can I separate the newly hatched krib babies from their parents (the pleco will eat them if I don't) or will this prevent them from breeding in the future?
 

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It depends on how the parents are..if they go for a couple days and seem happy and are taking care of the fry, leave them. If they are not protecting them, remove them. Although, after a month or so, they may stop paying attention to them and be more concerned about breeding again..just watch out for that if you decide to leave them in.
 
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they seem to be taking care of the fry, my problem is that every time they have spawned before the plecs seem to eat them
 
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that's really not an option at this point (anywhere else he would either get beat on or the tank would be too small)
 

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The best option is to remove the pleco, and leave the kribs, but if you can't rehome or move the pleco, then remove the babies
 
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will that prevent the kris from using this cave again or will it be fine
 

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I don't think it will stop them from breeding again.
 

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Yeah they're going to continue to breed..it's instinct. They may just try to find a different place for next time
 
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alright I moved them, they seem to be doing well
 
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I put them in this little box made of some netting, the fry are fine but the female found them and is now banging herself against the netting trying to get to the fry, I took one out with a turkey baster and returned it to her, she moved it back to the cave where the male guards them and she continues to bang herself against the box, what should I do?!
 

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Put them in a different tank or take them out of the breeder net. You'll stress your female out otherwise.
 
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ok moved the fry (along with the net into my 10 gallon guppy tank, female has calmed down.
 

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How many guppies do you have in there? Pretty soon they're going to need the entire tank, and then a larger grow out tank after that. I had a friend keep her krib fry in a 10 gal and they didn't grow well.
 

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When I had Kribs I had a pair in a 20L and 40B with BN and once the fry were 3 weeks old I moved them to a 20L bear bottom tank with sponge filter than at 6 weeks I would take them to my LFS and get $1.00 a fry :). I plan on getting a pair once we move to our other place and I can set my 55 gallon up.
 
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one dollar per fry, that is a lot, the guy who runs my LFS said he'd give maybe 20 cents per juvenile
 

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dragon10monster said:
one dollar per fry, that is a lot, the guy who runs my LFS said he'd give maybe 20 cents per juvenile
It's because my fry where mix of albino and he could not get them through a supplier yet now if I brought them it would be 25 cents a juvenile. I would just spend it back into the store too so he really never loss any money lol.
 

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