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Old 11-15-2004, 01:47 AM   #11
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So I should put the parents back? Even though I saw them eat them?
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Are you sure they were eating them, because the parents will carry their young around in there mouth.

Since you have moved the parents, what is in the tank with the fry?
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:56 AM   #13
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I saw the female eat one fry because she didn't spit it out. But the male spit it out...I thought the fry was dead though because it didn't appear to be moving...I might have been wrong. There is nobody in the tank but the fry. Would the fry survive without the parents, or is it best to put them back? Have you ever had krib fry?
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Since you have already moved the parents out and you think they are eating the fry, I would leave the fry in the tank by themselves.

Feed them crushed up flakes and first bites. Use a turkey baster to get the food down to where they are.
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I knew someone was going to say that right after I put the parents back. I first put the mother back...and she swam to her babies and the babies started dancing literally lol. And she started puting the babies that scattered all over the tank in her mouth and moving them all to one place ( away from the filter intake tube which I think is the safest place). She is smart! haha. So she wasn't eating them after all. I feel stupid for transfering the parents in the first place now.
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Old 11-15-2004, 01:54 PM   #17
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I'm happy everything worked out. Kribensis and most cichlids are very protective and extremely good parents. That is exactly why I got into cichlids. Good job!
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:06 PM   #19
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thanks! I got to say it is amazing to watch...the female takes the babies for trips around the tank! And then the father stays with them while the mom searches for food. I can't pull my away from the tank now. lol.
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I forgot that after they hatch, it normaly takes about 3-5 days before they are free swimming so the parents will actually scoop them up in there mouth and take them around to search for food.

Usually around the plants because there are tiny organisms and algae that the fry will eat.
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