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Woohoo, i got my first fry!! erm.. advise!

Hi all, so i have had a juvinile pair of Kribensis in my 55g community tank for about 6 weeks, lots had been happening... flirting, dancing , shaking but no fry. So i put a terracotta pot in the tank 2 weeks ago to come home today to find 40 ish free swimming fry
Mum and dad seem to still be getting on also, sharing the work and seem to be doing well at protecting the fry from my angel etc...
So i understand that i might need to remove the male at some point but really just wanted to know any feeding advice you may be able to offer. At the moment i have been offering small daphnia and liquid fry squirted directly at them....?

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Firstly congrats on the fry

Try frozen baby brine shrimp or dried rotifers if you can get them.
or failing that finely crushed flake.
when I had Burtoni (Haplochromis burtoni) Fry the mother used to crush flake and feed the fry herself. but I did need to remove them from the tank due to the male being aggressive and cannibalistic.
I would watch them carefully but if they are free swimming and have plenty of hiding places (rock crevices etc.) I think you may be fine.
just watch the tank mates like a hawk.

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ok ill try these, they have endless amounts of hiding places as the tank is heavily planted and lots of 'caves' in the bogwood so im am hopeful as long as the male behaves!
thanks

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not to be a 'Debbie Downer' but Ive had many spawns from my Kribs, the male eats the fry EVERY SINGLE TIME. He guards them for a week or two and then grows tired of them and eats em.
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yeah, i will remove the male this week i think, i have a tank ready for him.

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