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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Kribensis and substrate

Hi there! I have heard kribensis like a finer rounded gravel or coarser sand for digging in. I have a breeding pair and want to be sure we have an environment that keeps them entertained. HAS ANYONE HAD LUCK WITH A BREEDING PAIR OF KRIBS AND A PARTICULAR SUBSTRATE? *sorry to shout. just trying to be sure is am being concise.*
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People on Google were reporting good success with pool filter sand. Good luck!
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Thank you! If anyone has any additional info or anecdotal experience I would be grateful. To be honest, this forum isn't as active as I had hoped it would be. Prove me wrong, planted tank forum members!
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.... To be honest, this forum isn't as active as I had hoped it would be. Prove me wrong, planted tank forum members!
True dat! Back 5yrs ago was it's hey-day! There are still a lot of great people on here, and there's a TON of information that's been captured in past threads.

Any fine gravel, or coarse rounded sand will be great for your Kribs. 20/40 grit would be great if you're looking for a reference at the sandpaper isle at your home improvement store. A darker color will make their colors more vivid.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:40 PM
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I've had them breed in bare bottom tanks with nothing but a clay flowerpot and a sponge filter. Don't think substrate is that critical for breeding. They will certainly move it around if it's there of course.

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