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krib inbred

Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:57 pm

i have like 7 or 8 younger krib babies in a 55 and i looked under one of the rocks there was a female in there with some wiggler.

and all the fish in the tank are brothers and sisters. :lol:

Re: krib inbred

Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:15 am

brandon O wrote:i have like 7 or 8 younger krib babies in a 55 and i looked under one of the rocks there was a female in there with some wiggler.

and all the fish in the tank are brothers and sisters. :lol:


means they are young adults now not YOUNGER KRIB BABIES... :wink:

Congrats on the fry...

Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:58 pm

Pelvicachromis have been found to prefer siblings as mates in the wild, so there is no inbreeding concern.

Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:00 am

Chromedome52 wrote:Pelvicachromis have been found to prefer siblings as mates in the wild, so there is no inbreeding concern.


I've heard this on more than one occasion. And I'm half a world away. Can't say I've read it any where though.

Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:51 pm

DFF, check your PMs.

Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:11 pm

DeadFishFloating
what kind of fish is that in your avatar?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:37 pm

I should note for everyone's benefit, the study on mate preference leaning toward siblings was published in 2007, and the experiment used Pelvicachromis taeniatus. A lot of people, including myself, have generalized this to include other Pelvicachromis because these species tend to have much the same behavior patterns.

Personally, on an anecdotal level, I have had pairs of P. pulcher behave better with known siblings than from a tank of unknown adults. I know several people who bought pairs and had the male or the female kill the other, and there are many stories of imported specimens being "much harder" to mate up than tank raised. With the rarity of many of these species, the tank raised are most often siblings. Other cichlids I've kept, wild were often easier or as easy to breed as tank raised.

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Apistogramma cf. agassizii "Alenquer"

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Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:18 pm

gorgeous :D
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