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sbanana
03-20-2010, 03:35 PM
I started out with 3 rosey barbs...2 females, 1 male.
The male and one female had been doing the 'mating dance' for a few days. She started to swell (stomach area) assuming eggs. They did the 'mating dance for a few more days...then she just dies....I found her in tank belly still plump floating.

Exact same thing happened to the second female.

The male showed absolutely no aggression towards them....and didn't constantly 'chase' them either.

Couldn't find anything on this particular situation. Maybe the females couldn't lay the eggs??? Don't know.

Lab_Rat
03-20-2010, 10:38 PM
Sounds like they either got egg bound or were constipated. If it happens again, I'd try feeding peas in case it's constipation. Egg bound is tricky, you can try gently massaging them to get them to release the eggs but it's not always successful.