Kribensis Babies!

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by BadgerBadger, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. BadgerBadger

    BadgerBadger

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Pretoria
    And in other news, while sorting out my other big 4ft tank (which eventually sold) I was lucky enough for my Kribensis pair to have produced a whole lot of babies!

    First time for me, so it’s all quite exiting. They’re about a month old now and about half have survived which is pretty cool. I wasn’t expecting many to make it because it’s a community tank.

    I don’t plan on keeping any, so at the right time (to be determined) I’ll have a bunch looking for new homes.

    I’ll post a pic as soon as I can :thumbup:
     
  2. Guest




  3. OP
    BadgerBadger

    BadgerBadger

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Pretoria
  4. T. Guppy

    T. Guppy

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2019
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Thats awesome! You must be such a proud fish dad now :thumbup:
     
  5. OP
    BadgerBadger

    BadgerBadger

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Not without some sadness, the male unfortunately developed mental issues as soon as the babies were free swimming. He became ultra protective, and started chasing the female around a bit, then a lot. And before I could do something, got home one evening to find her dead.
     
  6. T. Guppy

    T. Guppy

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2019
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Oh no that's so sad, I'm sorry to hear that :(
     
  7. T. Guppy

    T. Guppy

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2019
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Johannesburg
    Do the males usually look after the babies instead of the females?
     
  8. OP
    BadgerBadger

    BadgerBadger

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Pretoria
    As far as I know they share duties, but it happens sometimes when one of them just totally takes over. Despite what happened, he’s a very good dad. It’s very interesting to watch how he moves them around and chases the other fish away (tetras)
     
    A new day and T. Guppy like this.
  9. SalmonAfrica

    SalmonAfrica Batfish

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    Durban
    Sorry to hear about your loss, sometimes they do get a little over eager and these things happen. The good news is that most kribs will happily pair up with a new partner, given time, so your breeding journey with these fish doesn't end here!

    I hope the fry are still alright? In that picture they already have quite a bit of pigment, which means they have been around a while at least! Hopefully some make it through against the odds.
     
  10. MariaS

    MariaS Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    7,898
    Likes Received:
    2,889
    Location:
    Klipriver, Midvaal
    @BadgerBadger ....

    Congratulations on the babies and... sorry for your loss..

    Its always sad when this happens..

    All the best with the babies, hope they all pull through now
     
  11. OP
    BadgerBadger

    BadgerBadger

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Pretoria
    Thanks folks @MariaS @SalmonAfrica

    The fry are all doing brilliantly, eating, swimming, living their best life!
     
    MariaS and A new day like this.
  12. Scott Matthews

    Scott Matthews

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2018
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Durban
    Had baby Kribs a few times :thumbup: They are fairly easy to look after. Good luck!
     
    BadgerBadger likes this.

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Kribensis Babies Forum Date
Kribensis babies General Discussions Oct 7, 2016
Kribensis babies Cichlids Jul 3, 2016
Kribensis in a community tank General Fish Discussions Apr 5, 2019
Wanted: Female Kribensis Wanted/Swop/Freebies Oct 19, 2017
Kribensis pair Breeding May 13, 2017
Kribensis male chases female General Fish Discussions Apr 18, 2017
Wanted: Kribensis (Limpopo) Wanted/Swop/Freebies Apr 8, 2017

Share This Page