View Full Version : Cherry Barb Fry [Pics!]

02-22-2008, 02:05 PM
ok here we go. 1 week since the spawn. i have a fair few in there, sometimes i can see 5 at once. They hang around the bottom, back wall and mostly behind/in the java moss. I could spend all days watching these guys. Still only a few millimetres long. Feeding them Infusoria and doing 50% w/cs everyday.

I got 4 pics and didnt want to lose detail by resizing so here a link to the gallery. http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=2567&cat=500&ppuser=10235 Follow the red arrows else you'll be there all day!


EDIT: more pics on next page.

02-22-2008, 02:10 PM
I think they are cute little buggers, hard to see lol
Congrats again on the spawnthumbs2:

02-22-2008, 02:11 PM
Yeh i know, I was worried last couple days thinking they didnt hatch or something. Thanks! thumbs2:

02-22-2008, 03:59 PM
awesome job on the spawn, I hope the fry get big and make you proud!

02-22-2008, 04:10 PM
nice 1,its nice to see babies,:thumb:

02-22-2008, 04:12 PM
Thanks Both, it isnt normal to look at tiny fish so much!

02-22-2008, 05:12 PM
Congrats, I just had my cherry barb spawn on me a few days ago. I wasn't planning on breeding them, it just happened. Scared the crap out of me though, I saw some little tiny black things with eyes swimming around, thought it was some foreign invader in my tank, haha. But unfortunately I have a dwarf gourami who likes to snack on baby fish, and the baby barbs are no more. :scry:

02-22-2008, 05:45 PM
Unlucky Jambot, but they've done it once they'll do it again. Consider setting up a small 5g tank to raise some Its so awesome! thumbs2:

02-22-2008, 09:17 PM
Yeah, I'm actually considering it. I never thought I'd like breeding fish so I never gave it a go, but seeing the cute little guys swim around in my tank and the horror of seeing my dwarf gourami chase after and devour any fry he sees has changed my mind. If I ever see anymore tiny fish zooming around in my tank I'll definitely try to separate them into their own tank.

02-22-2008, 09:36 PM
Go for it mate, and tell me when you do! These lil guys are so cool to watch. Also if you need info pm Dave hes a dictionary. :D thumbs2:

02-22-2008, 10:00 PM
wow tiny! I have algea flake off in my tank bigger than them little guys! They're totally awesome though! Congrats

02-22-2008, 10:10 PM
Very nice tolley! Don't worry, they'll grow!

Good luck with all your fry, and congrats, on your first real sucessful breeding!

02-22-2008, 11:11 PM
Good job dude! Its about time lol

02-22-2008, 11:20 PM
lol, thanks all.

02-22-2008, 11:36 PM
Good luck with the fry Tolley.....

02-23-2008, 04:41 PM
Congrats. wow, i thoguht my guppy fry were small.

02-23-2008, 07:24 PM
thanks for all the kind comments. Got 4 more pics http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showgallery.php?ppuser=10235&cat=500] Here.

the spoon one isnt as detailed so here it is. (click it)
Yeah and that spoon carries half a tablespoon for size comparism!

EDIT: yup much more detail below.

02-24-2008, 01:35 AM
Holy Smokes!!!! Those are TEEENY!!!! Man I thought my krib fry were small......anyways congrats

02-24-2008, 04:12 PM
yup they are tiny! Heres some more pics. You can see there about 5mm now and getting more colour ( peach like )

02-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Wow, mine must have been in my tank for a while before I noticed them. They were several times larger and their bodies were black with red heads.

02-24-2008, 10:28 PM
Very nice Tolley!!!! :thumb:

02-25-2008, 04:34 PM
Yes Jambot these guys would take a while to see unless your looking for them!

I keep trying to count them but they move so quickly, i reckon around 15. I think i can see tiny tails on them. thumbs2:

Thanks Squirt!