View Full Version : yep, my tiger barbs are growing up.

01-27-2007, 05:22 PM
My little babies showed me their first dispute today. I looked over and saw these two circling each other VERY closely (almost touching) just spinning around and around then they bumped their noses together and then they started doing that slow body shimmy with their sides almost touching. It was probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. They're only an inch long and alread starting their hierarchy lineup. I think the one that has a little green patch on his side is the one that lost. He swam away first although he came back again later. They did this for a good two minutes straight!

01-27-2007, 05:38 PM
they did it again! This time, I caught it on video.


Is that not the most adorable thing ever?

01-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Sounds cool!

01-27-2007, 05:49 PM
Oh, score!!! Im an oscar now!

01-27-2007, 06:16 PM
I tried to view the video, but it kept crashing my browser. Any chance you could post it on YouTube too?

01-27-2007, 06:23 PM
sure, AM. no problem. I was actually wondering about putfile doing that. It was doing some crazy stuff to my computer too, but I didn't know if it was just mine or not. Give me a few minutes, and I'll post to youtube.

01-27-2007, 06:55 PM
ok, youtube version:


01-27-2007, 07:24 PM
That's neat. I never knew that Barbs "lip locked". The look like little cichids :)
I love the way they spin in circles.

01-27-2007, 08:00 PM
I think they like each other!

01-27-2007, 08:21 PM
You think it's a lovers' spat? I have no idea how to sex them or how old they have to be to spawn. I should check on that. I thought they were just dominating for hierarchy.

01-27-2007, 09:08 PM
NICE lookin tank!!!!!!!!!!

01-27-2007, 09:12 PM
Very cool. I wonder also if it is love or war?

Barbie and Goku
01-27-2007, 09:21 PM
Awww that sounds so cute!!

01-27-2007, 10:11 PM
glasstapper- i love your avatar. I laugh everytime I see it!!! LOL

blue fin
01-27-2007, 10:25 PM
Cool video!!

01-28-2007, 12:33 AM
glasstapper- i love your avatar. I laugh everytime I see it!!! LOL

thanks. He was my favorite character in that whole movie!

01-28-2007, 12:46 AM
thanks. He was my favorite character in that whole movie!

What movie is it from?

01-28-2007, 01:20 AM
Shark Tales. haha! Of course, Finding Nemo was way better, but Shark Tales had its moments.

01-28-2007, 05:45 AM
Great video glasstapper! My clown loaches have been doing something similar for over a week now and I know they are way too young to breed. They are actually starting to look like they have swollen lips from it. I sure hope they settle their differences soon!

01-28-2007, 06:29 AM
First time I seen a couple of my barbs fighting like that, I was sure I would find one dead following morning, but they got through it, and only fight like that from time to time now, it is very fullon and can last a couple of hrs sometimes.

01-28-2007, 07:30 AM
You know, earlier this evening I saw one of my barbs doing a weird shimmy thing and isolating himself from the others. I wonder if he wasn't one of the ones that was fighting and maybe injured or disoriented himself? He's sleeping with everyone right now (cute little headstands), but I'm anxious to see how he is in the morning. Hopefully he just needed some recuperation time. *hopefully*