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cocoa_pleco
06-10-2007, 07:37 PM
I think i have 2 rainbow sharks that are trying to breed!

Since im using 2 seeded filters and seeded gravel in the 55g, and one filter is a biowheel, i tried puting in 2 rainbow sharks. I know puting two in may start fights, but theres enough room for them. I just noticed them not fighting, but wrapping around eachother like in breeding.

Are they breeding, and is it even possible to breed them in aquariums?

gm72
06-11-2007, 12:27 AM
Very rare to my understanding. Would be cool if they did breed for you!

cocoa_pleco
06-11-2007, 01:56 AM
it is weird. It definitely wasnt a violent gesture

cocoa_pleco
06-11-2007, 10:35 PM
theyre still going at it. They may get lip-locked for a few seconds then wrap eachother

gm72
06-11-2007, 10:37 PM
Put on some Barry White and light some candles!:1luvu:

cocoa_pleco
06-11-2007, 10:43 PM
lol, good plan!

However, the pictus cat fish zipping allover, the kuhli loaches digging, and the giant gourami pecking at snails gets a bit disruptive

gm72
06-11-2007, 10:46 PM
LOL! Funny mental image on this, thanks. I needed the laugh to distract me from my sick fish.

cocoa_pleco
06-11-2007, 10:50 PM
what my rainbows are having is like a person having a honeymoon with a running 5 year-old on 600 pixi stix (pictus catfish), a fat trucker eating at a table (giant gourami), and 3 kids making a fort (kuhlis)

gm72
06-11-2007, 10:51 PM
LMFAO! Great stuff.

cocoa_pleco
06-23-2007, 06:55 PM
well, now i have eggs. i dont really want the fry, so i'll see how they grow with the other fish in the tank

gm72
06-23-2007, 08:30 PM
Wow, cool. Congrats!

cocoa_pleco
06-23-2007, 08:45 PM
thanks!

and i still cant believe they dont fight. they may the odd time pass right by eachother without fighting.

gm72
06-23-2007, 09:37 PM
Just too cool. Happy, happy fish! Please do keep us posted, I'll be curious to see how the fry do.

zackish
06-25-2007, 02:38 PM
They really breeded?
That's crazy

cocoa_pleco
06-25-2007, 05:04 PM
it was pure luck. i just bought 2 random ones and wanted to see what would happen if i had the 2 in the 55g.

troy
06-25-2007, 08:24 PM
You should raise some, so you can say, "I've successfully bred and raised rainbow sharks. You've got all those empty tank, so room shouldn't be an issue.

sushant
06-25-2007, 08:51 PM
congrats.u'll be one of the few to successfully breed the rainbow sharks, i have heard that they rarely breed in captivity.thumbs2:

gm72
06-25-2007, 09:09 PM
It is very rare indeed. Great job, cocoa!