Red form kribs (P. pulcher) with fry

ryansmith83

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Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason. Even after venturing out into rare, oddball cichlids, I still always circle back to my favorites from when I was a kid. One of those favorites is the kribensis. I snagged some of the red males a year or so ago and then got the females later. I've had the sexes separated but I introduced these two into a small 20 breeder last week and I already have these fry.

 

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Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason. Even after venturing out into rare, oddball cichlids, I still always circle back to my favorites from when I was a kid. One of those favorites is the kribensis. I snagged some of the red males a year or so ago and then got the females later. I've had the sexes separated but I introduced these two into a small 20 breeder last week and I already have these fry.




Beautiful pair. The male is doing a great job guarding the fry lol.
 
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He might be doing a little too well. He barely lets them leave the sand to eat. The mom has raised fry before on her own (with a different male) and she was much more relaxed, letting them graze and roam around. Kribs usually lead their fry around the tank in a herd but he doesn't want them to move. He's constantly scooping them up in his mouth and spitting them back into the pile. I'm hoping he loosens up a bit over the next few days or I may have to move him.
 
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