Kribenis fry

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25 Oct 2016 15:28 #1 by robert (robert carter)
Hi my pair of kribs had fry that have now free swimming for two weeks , this morning i found the mother dead in the tank , no visible cause , should i remove the male or leave him in the tank to mind the fry , dont want to find hes eaten the fry for no reason . Thanks Robert

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25 Oct 2016 15:47 #2 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
You can take him out if you want...He may eat the fry if you dont...This usually happens with cichlids of all kinds after their first few attempts at parenthood....Now if there are other species of fish in the tank and you take out the dad the babies will be scoffed because nobody is guarding them...

By the way you can be guaranteed he killed the female....Its common for some cichlids male and female to decide their partner is not up to scratch as a mam or dad and as a result will kill it off... Evolution in action / Survival of the fittest...

Cichlid breeders often seperate the parents (depending on species) after they have babies to protect them from each other....

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25 Oct 2016 18:30 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Replied by robert (robert carter) on topic Kribenis fry
Ok , male krib has been removed from the breeding tank . Thanks for your help , i understood that it was more likely for the female to kill the male

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25 Oct 2016 22:51 #4 by igmillichip (ian millichip)

robert wrote: Ok , male krib has been removed from the breeding tank . Thanks for your help , i understood that it was more likely for the female to kill the male


If he is a crap dad then she is most likely to.
But things work both ways.

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