View Full Version : Quiet it down!

01-25-2008, 11:06 PM
ok so i jus put the barbs together! the male immediatly started following the female, but now the lights are off. Now i wait till morning :D Wish me luck!

01-26-2008, 01:12 AM

01-26-2008, 01:15 AM
Good Luck Tolley!!!!:thumb:

01-26-2008, 08:08 PM
no such luck, thanks tho. trying again tonight, fed them bloodworms and gonna do 25% w/c anything else i can do ?

01-26-2008, 08:15 PM
female still has breeding tube, not sure bout male hes too quick. Always chasing and bumping the female. i have a ton of moss there.

01-26-2008, 08:19 PM
hey does anone think i should lower the water level?

01-26-2008, 08:22 PM
I would lower the water level, do the water change with water slightly cooler than that in there now. Try to simulate a rain, that often triggers a spawn.

01-26-2008, 08:32 PM
thanks how would i stimulate raining?

01-26-2008, 08:34 PM
Spraybar attachment on the filter output is best, but simply lowering the water level to create a splashing effect may also work.

01-26-2008, 08:36 PM
ok then thanks!

anyone got any other tips??

01-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Dave...? Jess...? :D

01-26-2008, 10:48 PM
Dave...? Jess...? :D

Just be patient, and look very carefully if the female looks slimmer, meaning they've already laid eggs. The male bumping her side is encouraging her to spawn. She can still display the breeding tube for a few days after spawning. Look for wee tiny clear amber eggs. They are very, very little, smaller than the head of a pin. The parents will eat some, but not all.
Remember, watch the female's girth. If she slims up, they've done the deed.


01-26-2008, 10:55 PM
ok thanks dave!

02-01-2008, 09:30 AM
Howd things get along here buddy... Itching to know... then again that could be the fibreglass inbedded into my arms lol....

Good luck. May the force be with you.

02-01-2008, 04:10 PM
sorry guys lol didnt tel you how it went. unsucessful. disappointing the female's looked perfect but the male's colour was off probably the stress of the 5g and being separated. So they went bak to ther home ( 15g ) by the next day the male his colour bak ( bright greens and black ) and they're doing the usual again shimmying and dancing by each others side lol.

02-01-2008, 04:13 PM
turn the lights down low, some barry manilow, rose pedals, and candles. Try to flush the tank with a colder water changes like previously stated...... also make sure you have breeding spots for them......

02-01-2008, 04:17 PM
lol i did, 25% of the tank had java moss, light was off all the time ( tank gets a decent bit from window ), Every 1 or 2 days 10% wcs ( cold )

02-01-2008, 04:26 PM
hmmmmm..... Are you still trying to breed them or just gonna keep them them in the 15 gallons

02-01-2008, 04:28 PM
dunno really i have it empty at the minute gonna wait until i can come up with an idea to keep the male not stressed or try breeding cherry barbs :\