BriannesFishFam Posted July 18, 2021 Share Posted July 18, 2021 Hi all, I have a breeding project in a 75 gallon tank, Kribensis and Cherry Barbs. Now I know the cherry barbs won't breed in there but we are taking a pair out today. This may be confusing but I'll sort of list it below 75g Tank with 12 Kribs and 8 Kribensis Over a lot of months fighting and die offs led to 2 pairs of kribs and 4 extra males, and 6 cherry barbs (5 males to 1 female) Moved 1 pair of Nigerian Reds to a 20 H to breed, Other pair still in there That pair has had 2 small batches of babies before, first time they ate them, second time they started eating them so we moved the babies to a net breeder box and the babies got stuck and none survived. Most don't like doing Kribs for profit but I'd like to try and spawn almost every fish. This is the third spawn, huge (50+) babies, they have survived a few days but now a lot disappear. We are sucking the babies out of the tank with airline hose (because of gentle flow) and a small bucket. We are doing this because I want to try and save the babies. My big question here is what do they babies eat. They are going on one of those hang on the side breeder boxes that are all plastic and have a gentle bubble flow, continuously circulating water throughout.I know that the parents take them throughout the tank and let them eat detritus and microorganisms, the parents also take any bits of food and crush them to a fine dust for the babies. So would small vinegar eels work? Or maybe Walter/Banana worms? Or would they be large enough for microworms? I have them all Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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