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Lucky8768
01-10-2010, 12:02 PM
I think my male Cherry Barb did the nasty for about an hour last night. How long will it take for me to expect eggs/fry to appear?

Lucky8768
01-10-2010, 12:33 PM
I set this tank up 2 months ago. I did a regualr water change midday yesterday. Last night I am pretty sure the 1 male Cherry Barb did the nasty with a female (I have 1 male 3 females). NOW this morning, I think the blood fin tetras are at it. I bought 4 of those as well, but I think I ended up with only 1 female. The boys are chasing down the poor lonely female. AND I think the Zebra Danios are getting horny too! What the heck, all I did was a regular water change. I am new to this so I am rather taken back.

Lady Hobbs
01-10-2010, 02:48 PM
You mean they spawned? It's not really called "having sex" in the fish world.

Northernguy
01-10-2010, 02:54 PM
You mean they spawned? It's not really called "having sex" in the fish world.
:hmm3grin2orange: It sure don't look the same either!lol
It does sound like you are need of a couple more females.

Welcome to the Fabulous AC!

annageckos
01-10-2010, 03:22 PM
When fish (egg layers, which barbs and tetras are) spawn they release eggs and sperm at the same time, just about. So if they spawned there will be eggs immedialy. There is no gestgastion period. But if they fish are not taken out chances are they will eat the eggs. If you are interested in breeding your fish you should do some research to at least have an understanding of it.

Northernguy
01-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Some info on cherry barbs.:22:

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/barbs/cherrybarb.php

Lucky8768
01-12-2010, 12:13 AM
When fish (egg layers, which barbs and tetras are) spawn they release eggs and sperm at the same time, just about. So if they spawned there will be eggs immedialy. There is no gestgastion period. But if they fish are not taken out chances are they will eat the eggs. If you are interested in breeding your fish you should do some research to at least have an understanding of it.


I have looked and looked but I haven't seen any eggs.

Lab_Rat
01-12-2010, 02:14 AM
I guess livebearers do actually have sex. But egg scatters, they lose out.

Taurus
01-12-2010, 06:16 PM
I guess livebearers do actually have sex. But egg scatters, they lose out.

Sad but true.

james20
01-14-2010, 02:20 AM
:hmm3grin2orange: The narrative of this just cracked me up :hmm3grin2orange:

Lucky8768
01-14-2010, 10:11 PM
So I still don't see eggs. This is what I witnessed for a good hour or so. The male cherry barb ran around sniffing the female tail then they did this sideways boy on top thingie on and off. Is that spawning?

annageckos
01-14-2010, 11:09 PM
Here is a vid(not mine) of cherry barbs spawning. You will see the male eat the eggs in this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtkgWof-3nA

Lucky8768
01-18-2010, 12:55 PM
I am so glad I didn't see any eggs drop just to see the male eat them! So what am I suppose to do when he does the sideways thingie again? I have one male to three females so I am sure there will be a repeat. Help, I am new to this.

Taurus
01-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Don't panic. Just watch and enjoy.