Well, i think a thread about Kribs is essential in any FW aquarium forum, and i just happen to have a couple kribs i want to discuss. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] *(And such good timing on the addition of the aquarium forums! )
So, i brought home my kribs a bit over a month ago, and true to the storekeeper's words, the second they hit the water, they went from dreary grey to beautiful pink-bellied and highlighted.
They also started doing the "krib dance". *Anyone who hasn't seen kribs doing their dance, well, you're missing out. * I also call it the "shimmy" because they wiggle and, well... shimmy.
Anyway, so my pair of kribs started courting right away, and they also like to hang out in the fake "treasure" vase in the bottom of the tank. *Mostly the female, but the male amazes me by squeezing in their on occasion, too. * I expected to have baby kribs really soon after that, but to this day they haven't spawned (or whatever it's called). *They still do their dance, and the male has doubled in size, but no fry. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] *So, what gives? *Can anyone give me suggestions on what to do? *They eat flake and krill, and i gave them some white worms last week. *The water is around 78F, and the tank is heavily planted:
(Incidentally, the slightly lighter-colored lacy-leaved plant on the left surrounded by the cabomba is a U. aurea, which has become a monster in the weeks since i took this photo.)
Suggestions? *It's getting a bit depressing; i have platies and kribs, both of which are supposed to be relatively easy to breed (the platies more so, of course), as well as zebras, and i've never had any of them breed. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
Edit: more photos for those unfamiliar with the beautiful krib