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Old 09-09-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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krib people~question about her coloring

Do you think it's a yellow krib or are these normal color changes for a female krib in spawning mode? I just noticed that over the past week, my 3 females have really came into some serious color. They are all gold with almost purple plump bellies now. I couldn't tell them apart from the males when I bought them 2 weeks ago. I was just wondering because of all the gold they have in them now. Thanks!
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female cribs ususally get brighter colors, the biggest difference you should be seeing is the red or purplish color on her belly getting a whole lot brighter. if they are spawning, be sure to be on the lookout for beat up fish as these guys can get nasty when breeding
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Looks like my kribs. I never learned anything about the different colored ones; I just know that they never look great at the LFS.
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The range of colors that a female krib can display are impressive. There is a slightly different color pattern for just about every behavioral situation. Here is a wild female guarding fry:


Here is the same female when a predator (a small bicher) has been added to the territory. She gets quite a bit darker overall, and the irridescence is less pronounced in teh presence of the predator.

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