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#1 n-e-w-land

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

Hi,
I have just picked up a pair of Nigerian Red Kribs and was wondering whether they're any harder to breed than the common kribs. If someone has bred these fish I'd love to hear your experiences. :)

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#2 kribensis12

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

They are no harder to breed than regular kribensis. Just a different color form. Keep the temp up at 82 degree's ( 30 C) and do frequent water changes with cold water, and feed high protein food. They will breed.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, my water is quite hard and the ph is around 7.8 will they still be able to breed in these conditions?

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:22 PM

Yes, they will. But in my experience, and many other people who have bred them, if the ph is over 7.0, the fry are more likely to be male. If it is under 7.0, they are more likely to be female. 7.0 gives you a good mix of both sexes. If you want to lower the ph, chemicals are NOT the way to go. Try something like Bog wood, or Peat Moss, or R/O water.

Ohhh, i forgot to ask, CAN I SEE SOME PIC'S???

#5 n-e-w-land

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:44 PM

Thanks!, I'll take some pic tonight. :good:

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:28 PM

i cant wait to see pics

#7 Bigpig

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:43 PM

Nigerian Red Kribs are stunning. I had to bring my back to the shop though was a total bully

#8 n-e-w-land

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:16 PM

Hi, I took some pictures, sorry for the bad camera work, their colours are more vibrant in the flesh! :rolleyes:

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#9 kribensis12

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:27 PM

Wow, they are Stunning. Havent seen a male that nice, in who knows how long!

#10 n-e-w-land

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:51 PM

Thankyou! :good: :blush:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:25 PM

Your welcome! He and the female are simply stunning!




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