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squirt_12
01-15-2008, 01:38 AM
ok so i know the basics about breeding cherry barbs but i would like to know how i should set up the tank??

i am going to have some plastic stuff about 1" above the glass bottom (no gravel or anything) that the eggs can fall through so that the parents wont eat them. And i am going to have some plants scattered about so that they can deposit on them. is that good??

any suggestions??? comments???

thanks.

Algenco
01-15-2008, 02:49 AM
That should work:thumb:

squirt_12
01-15-2008, 02:50 AM
That should work:thumb:
sweet.....thanks.

how long should i condition the barbs for though??? thats the only thing i need help on??? like 1 week?? 2 weeks???

Algenco
01-15-2008, 02:54 AM
a week or two should be enough. Separate the sexes, wait until the females are plump, put the females in in the afternoon, add the males a few hours later. If they don't get busy right off, they should spawn in the morning

squirt_12
01-15-2008, 02:55 AM
yeahi was planning on putting the females into the breeding tank first. and condition them there.

thanks :thumb:

fishfanatic33
01-15-2008, 03:37 AM
Soooo how do you know if they want to mate? I have 12 cherry barbs and I was kinda hoping the would breed

Algenco
01-15-2008, 03:47 AM
Soooo how do you know if they want to mate? I have 12 cherry barbs and I was kinda hoping the would breed

My bet is they are spawning, the eggs are just getting eaten

fishfanatic33
01-15-2008, 04:24 AM
O. So maybe when my krib fry are out of my breeding tank I'll put a male and a female in. Is that how it works?

squirt_12
01-15-2008, 08:31 PM
ok i have a question......how old is too old for a cherry barb to breed???

squirt_12
01-17-2008, 01:38 AM
would it hurt to lower the hardness and pH for these guys to breed???

StarBelliedSneetch
01-28-2008, 06:17 PM
ok new guy, first sorry for posting the question about breeding cherry barbs with out looking first. so no gravel so the eggs dont fall through and get eaten. conditioning keep the males and female seperate for a week or two and wait for the female to get plump. then put them all together. have plants for the eggs to go on. now when the eggs are laid whould i remove the fish. i know convicts are great parents but i also know mollys (i hate mollys) are horible parents.

squirt_12
01-28-2008, 06:20 PM
thanks....yeah thats how you do it.


i tried the breeding in the 10g but they were stressed out so i took them out of the tank. They lost their colour while in the 10g and a day after i put them back into the 33g they got their colour back. so i am not going to try that again in the 10g.

StarBelliedSneetch
01-28-2008, 06:44 PM
should i keep all the males by themselves/out of the com tank for conditioning

squirt_12
01-28-2008, 08:02 PM
should i keep all the males by themselves/out of the com tank for conditioning
doesn't matter

StarBelliedSneetch
01-28-2008, 08:20 PM
thanks hopfully this time will be a lot better

StarBelliedSneetch
01-30-2008, 04:18 PM
so sorry im an idiot but just to make sure when the eggs are laid i have to remove the fish

squirt_12
01-30-2008, 05:07 PM
so sorry im an idiot but just to make sure when the eggs are laid i have to remove the fish
yes...or else they will eat them. And the eggs should hatch in about 2 days. Then they need to be fed infursia (sp?), micro worms, live BBS.

StarBelliedSneetch
01-30-2008, 06:21 PM
ok thanks and sorry for the stupid question, but thank you lots

squirt_12
01-31-2008, 02:26 AM
ok thanks and sorry for the stupid question, but thank you lots
that wasn't a stupid question....because some fish have to be left in there with the eggs to protect and fan them.