Cherry barbs eating shrimp eggs? - Fish for the Planted Aquarium - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Fish for the Planted Aquarium

Fish for the Planted Aquarium Planted Aquarium Fish - Discuss which type of aquarium fish are best suited for the aquatic plant environment you have created. Create a natural home for aquarium fish using aquatic plants.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-20-2020, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Julian, CA
Posts: 24
iTrader Ratings: 0
FlatfishTanker1 is a regular member
Default Cherry barbs eating shrimp eggs?

I happened to be observing my fish recently, and one of my cherry barbs emerged from the plants with a globule of what looked like snail eggs in his mouth. He was being chased around by other barbs as he greedily consumed the eggs. I was under the assumption that not many, if any fish ate snail eggs. Am I wrong? Could this fish have eaten some fish eggs that were recently laid, or could it have been snail eggs? Looked like snail eggs to me, although I'm not sure what cherry barbs eggs look like. They were eggs in a clear glob of jelly-like substance. Just wondering if anybody has any experience or insight into this issue.
FlatfishTanker1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 07-21-2020, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Cavan Allen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Silver Spring, MD - USA
Posts: 7,350
iTrader Ratings: 68
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Cavan Allen is a valuable member of the community Cavan Allen is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Cherry barbs eating shrimp eggs?

Just as likely those were its own eggs, I would think.
Cavan Allen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Fish for the Planted Aquarium > Cherry barbs eating shrimp eggs?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1