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Old 11-21-2005, 03:46 PM   #1
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Kribs, Wonderful Kribs! (with pics)

It official i now have a pair of kribs in my tank! after alot of running about i found a woman who had had them breeding locally and wanted to sell them. So I took a pair off her.

Im so happy, hope they like their new home. She told me they love to live (and breed) in barnicles. So i bought some off ebay

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2 zebra danoi (going to make upto 6)
2 sucking loaches (juvenile so small)
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Hope all goes well. ill post pics when i can. Any advice from krib owners?
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Congratulations on the new additions. Haven't had experience with kribs just wanted to say congrats.
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I have had my kribs for about a week now, got to say they are wonderful fish in the time i have had them. love the colors they have. very personable too. hope you enjoy yours as much as i have been enjoying mine.
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I received 3 kribs from FawnN and I love them!

Barnacles huh? never heard that.
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I love them to bits, best fish ive had yet by far.

Yeh barnicles, the woman said all her spawned in them and when i went round she was showing me here bristlenoe eggs, seing as it had just spawned in them aswell. Its amazing u wouldnt think theyd fit in them buut they do.

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Pics incase anyones interested.

The female seems alot more interested in the male than he is in her. Maybe hes not fully mature yet. Can anyone tell from the pic? I know he gets pink on him when hes in breeding mode.

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pair together.
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He really doesn't have a lot of color yet, still seems to be scared a little. Give him some time and some good food to color up and get into breeding mood. The female looks ready to me, has a nice round bellie. But my Kribs needed a while too till they both had interest into each other at the same time.

You could give them some stimulating food, live food, brine shrimp, anything with carotines.
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ok, I have freeze dried blood worms, they any good. Might take a trip down to the lfs if not. They have frozon bloodworm tablets but no live stuff.

Any ideas, how about packaged stuff like processed brine shrimp that come in a kind of sachet?
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That female is lookin' goooooood! She is ready to rock, so I think you have a nice pair once you get the male into condition. It may take a couple of weeks for them to get comfy but you have a great setup for them, congrats!
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