Kribensises breeding

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    Hi all

    I bought a male and female kribensis just under 3 weeks ago.Random male and female.Not paired.

    Introduced them into my tank ( witch is now an algae heaven for some reason ) and they ajusted nicley.
    The female was a little to relax to me in teh begining but soon started to ajust.

    Now 1 week ago I noticed the females belly turned a bright deep purple and vibrating against the male 24/7.The males colors are also very bright.

    They started making caves where ever they could but never settled. 2 days ago they started a new cave between to rocks and digging deep into the sand.They now have a nice big cave with small entrances and the female have spawned inside.She never leaves the cave.The male is gaurding the cave from the outside in a very agressive way.

    Now I was told that these fish breed easily but is 3 weeks after introduction not to fast?

    Is this normal?
     
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    Thats perfectly normal.

    If they feel safe they will spawn.

    Good luck on saving your other fish from them once the babies start swimming :)
     
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    Thx.

    You mean they will kill other fish that comes to close?

    Will the other fish not just eat the babies?

    I know my rams are very bad parents and will not be able to defend them.
     
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    1.) Yes
    2.) If they can get to them before they get killed
    3.) Kribs are awesome parents and will attack anything that comes close to their fry. Rams do not come close.
     
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    I see.I will monitor them closley and remove any fish thats getting beaten up.

    Thx for the info!!
     
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    Andre - dont you have a Golden YoYostring for the circus tank?
     
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    They're (Kribs) on PAR with African Jewels...
     
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    UPDATE:

    Eggs hatched yesterday morning but I dont know how many little ones there are as they are not free swimming yet and i dont have a tourch to look.Have seen one or 2 wrigglers at the entrance.

    Guess they should be free swimming by Tuesday next week or so.
     
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    Dont disturb them too much, you will see the little ones soon enough :)
     
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    Had a looked last night and saw one or 2 babies outside the cave but still not free swimming.The mother carries them back in.I dont know how many is under that rock..

    Will take fotos soon.
     
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    Got home.Parents not gaurding the nest anymore but now babies.Somebody had a very nice breakfest.
     
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    Ok so my female died just after the eggs...I have no idea what happened.

    I got another female about 2 weeks ago after leaving the male alone for a few weeks.My GF made me do it I swear...The Kribs are her fish and she likes the Daddy....Mommy thing so yeah.

    Ok so they digged a big whole about 2 days ago under driftwood and layed there eggs....my GF is madly exited now and im like heck please dont kill my other fish.

    Sofar all other fish seems healty with no issues.

    TEMP: 26
    Water parameters perfectly fine so no reason for any issues.Plants also pearly madly.Crystal clear water.

    Whish me luck.
     
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    good luck Jacobus, may you have many fry from those two parents!! hope to see a pic or two as soon as you got fry in there?
    holding thumbs and toes for your sake!
     
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    Hi Man.

    I will def take pics of the fry if they survive...

    Its not a breeding setup but commu tank so its hardfor them to survive and im not a breeder so if they survive i will be ready.

    Eggs should hatch thursday and bee free swimming next week wednesday.
     
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    Good luck Jac... ;D

    Can't wait to see the pics!!!
     
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    All still good with the eggs...hehehehe
     
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    Good luck.
    I got a pair that has laid eggs here as well - no hope for them though.. they chose a sit were the clown loaches light to visit. And the place has 4 openings in different directions. They were supposed to wait until i had the other setup running but they didnt want to wait.
     
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    Thx Abraham....I dont see any fry yet but the female still gaurdig the cave which is very hard to get a look at without disturbing them and that, I dont wanto do....Will let you guys know if i see any fry..
     
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    Hi all.

    Ok so the eggs was laid ( spelling ) 10/06/2007...today is the 18th so thats 8 days later.Still cant see fry but both parents still gaurding that area and have notice that mostly the female will spit stuff into the cave...looks like food.

    Now I have read that some cichlids do this in order to feed the fry...

    Can somebody with more experience with this fish tell me if this is what happening and should there be fry after 8 days at a constant temp of 26.5.

    My biggest problem is to see in the cave.I havnt disturbed them in anyway dont get me wrong.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Ok so I answered my own question.

    The wrigglers have dropped from the roof of the cave and almost free swimming....there is ALLOT of babies...Could count them..one vibrating mass.The parents are really agressive....even when I work on the tank I get nipped.

    Will get fotos as soon as they are free swimming.
     

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