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Author Topic: Unusual krib color?  (Read 2206 times)
Zapins
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« on: September 24, 2013, 09:04:47 PM »

Is this coloration normal? I've been selectively breeding my kribs for this color morph (the red stripe along the dorsal and tail fin). The original pair didn't have this 5 generations ago, but it seems that each generation the babies are more and more red along the top fin and also on their mouths and bodies. This male has not colored up because he is not in breeding condition yet so what you see are non-breeding colors.

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 09:12:55 PM »

He is a good looking guy . and that is a nice deep red .
I have seen lots of colour variations in Kribs with the edging ranging from yellow to orange to red .. I like the red.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 09:17:21 PM »

He is quite striking in person. I'm trying to see if I can selectively breed as much red into them as possible. If I end up with a totally blood red krib I'll be fine with that.

I wonder how many generations that will take and whether I should inbreed or add some other krib lines in for variation.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 11:01:51 PM »

Beautiful Zapins....Looks like youve taken the Super Red Krib to the next level with the Red across the edge of the dorsal fin and top edge of the tail.....

"Super Super Red Kribensis" Thats what I would call them  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 12:14:43 AM »

I was thinking kribensis 'flamensis.'
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