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Old 09-08-2012, 05:00 PM   #21
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at any rate here are some more pics till we have a definitive answer

male hiding

there home

bubble filter for the fry
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #22
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well after watchin how much krib wriglers wrigle i am of the opinion they are under the pvc pipe, as i said on an early post the eggs where laid on a vertical surface so there wrigling would bring em down to the sand. plus the parents behaviour seems like they are still guarding so we might not be done yet
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #23
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well after watchin how much krib wriglers wrigle i am of the opinion they are under the pvc pipe, as i said on an early post the eggs where laid on a vertical surface so there wrigling would bring em down to the sand. plus the parents behaviour seems like they are still guarding so we might not be done yet
This behavior sure seems like you shouldn't give up the ship just yet. Since both parents are protecting something and the pair are not turning on each other, it sounds like they have the fry hidden. Prepare for having the fry in regards to food. Worst case scenario, you "wasted" some fry food Can't wait for the rest of the story
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #24
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Yeah it sure seems like they're up to something. I can't Wait to see what happens either! I would think they'd have given up on that behavior by now if there's nothing really there.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #25
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well im very hopeful. should find out in the next few days
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #26
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Good luck!!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:22 AM   #27
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thanks for the support guys
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #28
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so far there is no sign of the parents fighting at all and im amazed at how dilligent the father is day and night he guards the whole tank (and starts fights with the algea scraper)
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:01 AM   #29
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well still no fry as of yet but the protection detail remains
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the female is venturing out of the cave more and more but then quickly darts back
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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You might want to try putting more in the way of hiding places/caves in that tank. It's pretty open for kribs. When I had my breeding pair, every night, the mom would take all the free swimming fry to a different cave to hunker down for the night. She especially seemed fond of the cichlid stones where she could guard the only opening.
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thats a good idea thanks, i was thinking that i should add a few coconut caves or something plus id like to plant it heavy.
still no sign of the fry the suspence is killing me
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well 5 min ago the mum brought out about 70 fry ill try to get some pictures tonight
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Yessss wooo I'm so happy for you! Glad you didn't lose hope! Can't wait to see pics!
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well 5 min ago the mum brought out about 70 fry ill try to get some pictures tonight
Well that's some good news to read. You see, it IS true, "Good things come to those who wait." It's all about understanding your fish and their habits. They acted like they had a spawn to protect, and they did.

For what it's worth, this is why I used 1/2 or 3/4 clay flower pots as spawning sites. I would set these up in such a way that I could see into them without disturbing the parents and they felt secure in using these sites. No guess work.

Don't forget to get the fry food going.

Can't wait for the pics
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well this is the best pic i could get due to them hiding a bit at the back.
food wise im using powdered dry food
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Congratulations! I always enjoyed seeing the little wrigglers their first time out.
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here are a few more pics of the fry the parents decided it was safe enough to bring em to the glass




i have observed both mum and dad picking up the stray fry and spiting them back into the group, dont u just love cichlids?
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Congrats! I agree about the whole colour thing. They are a great fish to look at. The albinos are my favorite though. Watching these little guy grow is amazing. They have so much spunk to them! The only thing about when they get going is having a place for the fry! Once you remove the babies get ready for the next bunch.
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Congrats!!! I enjoyed reading this post and going on the journey with ya. Im anxiously awaiting my kribs to bring their fry out of the cave!!!
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