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Old 10-16-2011, 12:45 AM
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So I came in today to find two of my tiger barbs circling one another. It would seem that the batch I got from the store contained 1 Male and 4 Females Since one of them had a bright red nose and the other it was circling has a huge belly!!! Don't have the time or money to take care or buy the equipment to house the offspring since as I write the Male is chasing the female around and its only a day or two away before they start laying eggs in my plant near the corner of the tank.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:16 AM
Location: Tricity, PL
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So, what you want to do?

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:37 AM
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It is not easy to breed Tiger barbs, and actually have the fry survive in the tank without removing them/the adults. The adults will eat the eggs. If you return them to the store, and they happen to breed there, the same thing will happen. I wouldn't worry about being overrun by babies, it's not likely to happen. My egg-laying leopard danios and celestial pearl danios do the mating dance all the time and I've never seen a single egg or fry.

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Old 10-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Location: North Western NJ
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dont want the upkeep of the babies...let them do their thing and dont do anything, the fry are highly unlikely to urvive in a tank with their own parents let alone other fish...lol.
my tigers circle and display all the time but ive never once seen live fry in the tank...if they are breeding, theres no evidence surviving more than a few hours.
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