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08dwright
09-09-2007, 06:41 PM
i was wondering if anyone could help me out with breeding my tiger barbs. i have just recently started my aquarium about a month ago and i have about 12 tiger barbs as well as some other fish. i love the tiger barb species and wanted to try breeding them. i was wondering if it was fairly easy and if someone could help me out with a couple of my questions. please get back to me.

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gm72
09-09-2007, 06:48 PM
Check out this site:
http://www.aquatic-hobbyist.com/profiles/freshwater/cyprinids/tigerbarb.html

...and this one:
http://groups.msn.com/Breedingtropicalfish/tigerbarbs.msnw

But mainly check out this one from this awesome site called the Aquatic Community!
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/breeding/tigerbarbs.php

Dave66
09-09-2007, 06:51 PM
They need to be about two years old. The water should be 78 degrees, pH 6.5, gH about 3 or 4. Tank should be well planted. Condition them on high quality and occasional live foods. When an egg-laden female and interested male are selected, move them to the spawning tank. They'll select a spot on the bottom. Its helpfull to have low plants, like Crypts, in the tank as they spawn on the bottom. You'll have to move the pair as soon as they finish, or they'll eat the eggs. Eggs hatch in a few days, when free swimming, feed the fry infusoria/green water. After a week introduce BBS.

Dave

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 07:12 PM
lol, dave is so good at this!

Dave66
09-09-2007, 08:17 PM
lol, dave is so good at this!

Thanks CP. When I was a teenager I bred all kinds of fish, just to see if I could. I'll have to list them sometime. My crowning achievment was neon tetras.

Dave