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Old June 19th 04, 03:15 PM
W. Eric W.
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Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use for 2
kribs?


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Old June 19th 04, 03:43 PM
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W. Eric W. wrote:
Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use
for 2 kribs?


Mine would breed in a 20 gallon community tank, but very few young survived.
I would say 15 gallons would do if you removed the fry once they were big
enough.

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Old June 19th 04, 04:08 PM
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"W. Eric W." wrote in message
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Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use for 2
kribs?



I breed kribs in a 20 gallon long. Just the pair of Kribensis in their with
a single pleco. The pleco gives them something to focus on to help keep the
pair bond strong. I remove the young when the parents start chase them a
bit. The tank is planted with rocks and drift wood. A pH of around 7.0
should give you a good balance between males and females. Although Kribs
will breed in a higher pH, the male to female ratio tends to lean more
towards males the higher you go on the scale.
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Old June 21st 04, 02:01 PM
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"Sandy Birrell" wrote in message
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W. Eric W. wrote:
Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use
for 2 kribs?


Mine would breed in a 20 gallon community tank, but very few young

survived.
I would say 15 gallons would do if you removed the fry once they were big
enough.

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then you must have something else going on in your tank. I breed my pair in
a 20 g tank all the time. I just recently sold off the last of about 120 fry
and the parents have another group of fry with them now. Kribs are normally
excellent parents however I did have a male that I had to remove as he was
eating the fry. With this group the male is banished and hides under a log
all day while the female swims around with her babies.

Rick



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Old June 21st 04, 02:59 PM
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That sounds so cool hehhehhe

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W. Eric W. wrote:
Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use
for 2 kribs?


Mine would breed in a 20 gallon community tank, but very few young

survived.
I would say 15 gallons would do if you removed the fry once they were

big
enough.

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then you must have something else going on in your tank. I breed my pair

in
a 20 g tank all the time. I just recently sold off the last of about 120

fry
and the parents have another group of fry with them now. Kribs are

normally
excellent parents however I did have a male that I had to remove as he was
eating the fry. With this group the male is banished and hides under a log
all day while the female swims around with her babies.

Rick





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Old June 21st 04, 03:19 PM
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Rick wrote:
then you must have something else going on in your tank. I breed my
pair in a 20 g tank all the time. I just recently sold off the last
of about 120 fry and the parents have another group of fry with them
now. Kribs are normally excellent parents however I did have a male
that I had to remove as he was eating the fry. With this group the
male is banished and hides under a log all day while the female swims
around with her babies.

Rick


It was along while ago and as I said it was a community tank, there were
other fish in the tank who slowly picked off the fry. I line bread them and
ended up with one of the best looking male kribs. I have ever seen. The
colours on him were magnificent especially the golds and magenta, and the
spots ran from near the front of his dorsal fin to the tip of his tail. I
don't think I have seen one to match his colour or size since. Unfortunately
I don't have any in my tanks at the moment but they are one of my favourite
fish.


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Old June 22nd 04, 02:25 PM
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"Sandy Birrell" wrote in message
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Rick wrote:
then you must have something else going on in your tank. I breed my
pair in a 20 g tank all the time. I just recently sold off the last
of about 120 fry and the parents have another group of fry with them
now. Kribs are normally excellent parents however I did have a male
that I had to remove as he was eating the fry. With this group the
male is banished and hides under a log all day while the female swims
around with her babies.

Rick


It was along while ago and as I said it was a community tank, there were
other fish in the tank who slowly picked off the fry. I line bread them

and
ended up with one of the best looking male kribs. I have ever seen. The
colours on him were magnificent especially the golds and magenta, and the
spots ran from near the front of his dorsal fin to the tip of his tail. I
don't think I have seen one to match his colour or size since.

Unfortunately
I don't have any in my tanks at the moment but they are one of my

favourite
fish.


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yes you can develop a very nicely colored male and female Krib. I picked the
nicest male and female from my last spawn and am growing them out to breed.
They are very nice and should produce even better fry.

Rick


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Old June 25th 04, 11:19 AM
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mine bred in a 29G tank that only had a 2' x 1' footprint
they fended off the other fish fairly well although they were only mollies.


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Old June 29th 04, 03:44 PM
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"W. Eric W." wrote in message ...
Has anyone ever bread Kribensis fish? What size tank should I use for 2
kribs?


Well, I've managed to breed successfuly the Krib several times in a
aprox. 15 gal tank with lots of plants and caves.

RAF
 




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