I'm back.... so the tiger barbs are less angry now, but I think one laid some eggs today. But I don't know what they look like or anything, so if anybody who has had them before knows about their breeding habits.
They chase each other around the tank, and the males black stripes turn whiteish. This is mating behavior but doesnt meen they actually layed eggs. Even if they did lay eggs, there is a very good chance the eggs became lunch by now.
yeah the barbs are a hungry breed lol... thanks for the info!
all of the sites I have been to in search of answers never really give me the info I need. I think it was a false alarm now, but the knowledge is helpful for the future
I've breed Cherry Barbs before and in a normal display tank you probably won't see the eggs from any Barb species due to size and color alone. They are very small and transparent, not to mention probably becoming a meal.
This Thursday, however, I will be attempting to breed Tiger Barbs which I have been conditioning for 2 weeks now. What I do is put a pair in a 5.5 gallon tank with an egg trap (egg crate & mesh material) & java moss. I know the eggs have been laid when I shine a flashlight on the bottom of the tank. I use the same test for Tetra eggs.
They spawned today. Even with a bare bottom tank and flashlight, it's still difficult to see the eggs because they are so transparent. They are as big around as the tip of a pencil. Pretty cool, this was my first time spawning Tiger Barbs.
wow! that's great! Thank you again for being so helpful! most sites just say what environment is best to breed them, not any behavioral stuff and that is kinda important lol! congrats on being a fish daddy!