View Full Version : what are they?

08-19-2008, 11:04 AM
i have 2 rosy barbs, 1 male and 1 female in the same tank 4 breeding and there are these slimy bubbles on top of the water and i think that it is the female that is making them. but what are they?
can any 1 help me with this.

08-19-2008, 02:33 PM
I dont think a barb would make that type of bubble or any bubble.

What is your water change schedule?
What is your water parameters?

08-20-2008, 05:20 AM
sound strange to me but it sounds like a bubble nest do barbs do that ????

08-20-2008, 05:28 AM
They don't, dean. Barbs are egg scatterers, usually over vegetation.
The original poster has been feeding foods with a good deal of fish oil in them, thus he has a slime layer on top of his water. Dragging a clean sheet of paper across the top of the water several times removes the slime, and buying higher quality foods will prevent the reoccurrence.


08-20-2008, 05:29 AM
awsome never new that i wonder what this bubble thingy is then

08-20-2008, 07:20 AM
thax ill try that
thay get feed live black worms, live meal worms and frozen blood worms.
could that be the problem?

12-08-2008, 12:26 AM
The black worms could of bred.

12-15-2008, 09:14 AM
How big is this tank. How many other fish do you have n it?


Wild Turkey
12-15-2008, 11:17 AM
Good advice from dave. I agree the bubbles are 100% not coming from the fish, its something you are putting into the tank.