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    I once had a single female Krib excavate a tunnel underneath a rock and lay eggs on the ceiling of the tunnel, it was amazing to watch. She guarded the tunnel at the opening. There was no male in the tank.
    That's really neat! My kribs dug a few new doors for the cave I made for them too. I think they like caves with more than one opening. They are fascinating fish fir one that's so common and widely kept. I usually am attracted to fish with special genetics or hard to find/keep, but I wouldn't hesitate to get some kribs again if I had the space.
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    The only thing that drove me crazy about the female was that I never saw her eat. Tried all the standard stuff too, FBS ect. I finally just figured she was eating algae. They're great parents though but ya gotta figure out what to do with the fry. Doesn't make a difference as both male and female are beautifully colored. But to see these fish at their best you need a pair.

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    Oh totally agree! These fish are prolific breeders and very good parents. I was completely overrun with krib babies and had to give the parents away. If I did them again, it'll be a 90g with other west African cichlids and maybe a big synodontis catfish to control the fry population. I wouldn't ever do a just a pair of kribs again even if they are amazing to watch. Just too many babies!
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    Awww:( The small group of about 20 babies left went missing yesterday. Idk who ate them, I watched for a while one baby who was still in there. The father kept carrying it it his mouth, but he always spit it back out near the amazon sword at the back. I was starting to think he was hiding the fry on me lol. I watched the female take it in her mouth as well once, but she didn't eat it either. She was very interested in food though. So I'm not sure what happened, but too many dissappeared in one afternoon for it to be anything else. The group was reduced by about half everyday too. Next time I think I'll save/steal some young, I just didn't have a tank ready since I still have a few hydra in my fry tank and I didn't want to risk it again.
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    I'm sorry they ate them all. This was a really neat experience though, and I'm so glad that you -- and this pair -- were able to experience it all.

    Hopefully the parents have learned a few things and their next batch will be the ones they raise up.
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    Well that stinks...bad momma and daddy!

    They'll have more, you'll be ready next time to steal/save some
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    Thanks! For sure, they will be at it in less than 3 weeks I'm sure! They were amazing parents for their first spawn. I'm really not disappointed at all, to the contrary! I'm happy I was able to share them taking care of their young for a little bit anyway, I'm in no rush and it was rewarding to see.
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    Yep now you'll know just how long you can keep them with the parents before taking them out :)

    I might have to get one of them from you when you raise out the next batch haha..I've been craving some angel fish in my 55g...

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    I find it very difficult to ensure the fry get food when they stay with their parents in a large enough tank. I also made the mistake of using gravel in all my tanks with adult fish. The fry get lost between the gravel pieces especially at night when they sleep. The parents put them to bed the first night on a leaf (so do cute) but as they got older, they became more independent and started venturing all over the tank. I noticed this is when they start to go missing, either the parents get annoyed with the rebellious fry, or there are just to many dangers in the planted tank and too difficult to find ample food. I was feeding the fry 4/5 times a day, it also makes it difficult to keep the tank clean. Water changes are a must!
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    Yep now you'll know just how long you can keep them with the parents before taking them out :)

    I might have to get one of them from you when you raise out the next batch haha..I've been craving some angel fish in my 55g...
    That would be awesome! I'd be happy to send you some when the weather gets better for exporting. Never have done it, but I'm sure it could be done safely.
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