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01-30-2013 10:37 PM
ADJAquariums Hahaha they wouldn't buy it, thanks for the help. looks like i need to take down my baitfish tank and use that instead
01-30-2013 01:27 AM
m00se Just tellem matter-of-factly that you need a nursery for your babies
01-30-2013 01:15 AM
ADJAquariums
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Oh man Moose, your killing me! Hahaha I might need help convincing my parents another tank is a good idea
01-29-2013 10:09 PM
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01-29-2013 09:35 PM
ADJAquariums Update! I decided to start a video series of this and upload a video every week or so giving an update on the Cherry barbs, heres a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhkC7cg8cKo, they're doing great 2 Gravid and about ready to go anyday now, feeding a lot and with frozen blood worms, seems to do the trick. I hope i can eventually get one to survive in the main tank but until i get my breeding tank setup this will be the way it will be.
01-10-2013 12:55 AM
ADJAquariums Cherry barb update...

I plan on getting the tank for breeding set up ASAP, i've been extremely busy and haven't had a lick of time, or space, to do so. All the fish are well, i'm nearly sure they have bred in my main tank 2 times, mabey more, i don't know how often they breed.
01-09-2013 11:07 PM
msjinkzd yea, absolutely. I think i bought it at walmart, of all places but it could have been AC Moore (craft store). They just need to cover the bottom of the tank and form a bow shape, to allow for the eggs to drop through.
01-05-2013 10:01 PM
m00se msjinkzd - I was wondering (and searching!) where you got your latch hook stuff? Would needlepoint canvas work too? I'm about to set up a maternity tank, and I also need some stiffer, plastic-y grid material to lay over the tops of my new white worm cultures.

Thanks!
12-11-2012 06:31 PM
ADJAquariums Im going to try and set up their breeding tank today, ill get video or pictures of it when im done
12-11-2012 05:09 PM
ADJAquariums
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I had 6 cherry barbs, only one left now but she's almost 7 years old. I beat the statistics and ended up with 6 females so no breeding, very easy fish to care for and fun. I'm not going to get more for a bit because I've had them for years now and have penguin tetras instead as my main schooler in my 50g tank but yeah cherry barbs are awesome little fish.
I can totally agree, i havent had these for long but they are already becoming one of my favorite fish
12-11-2012 02:51 PM
Siggav I had 6 cherry barbs, only one left now but she's almost 7 years old. I beat the statistics and ended up with 6 females so no breeding, very easy fish to care for and fun. I'm not going to get more for a bit because I've had them for years now and have penguin tetras instead as my main schooler in my 50g tank but yeah cherry barbs are awesome little fish.
12-11-2012 01:13 PM
ADJAquariums
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I bred mine to be redder and have long fins. Here is a male:
Attachment 58706

I am sure that you will get them to breed in your tank, but the other fish (especially the cories) will love the free caviar!
Im sure my cories had a blast last night! but that fish looks great! i like how you bred them specifically for longer fins and a redder color. Beautiful fish
12-11-2012 12:50 PM
msjinkzd I bred mine to be redder and have long fins. Here is a male:
Attachment 58706

I am sure that you will get them to breed in your tank, but the other fish (especially the cories) will love the free caviar!
12-11-2012 01:05 AM
ADJAquariums Hahaha, my tanks light has been out for about an hour, i flicked on the room's light and saw them mating, what luck! i've had them for 3 days now, since i dont have the breeding tank set up i dont think any will survive but it's good to know that they are ready and willing to breed!
12-11-2012 12:56 AM
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Now that my brood has grown out a bit, I notice that 4-5 of them are really dark and look almost like a red-tailed black shark. I wonder if this is a desirable color and if so if it's possible to breed them for this trait? Any idea?
I do think its possible to breed them for their traits. Look at dogs for example, People took a dog that looked, Say Tan, and bred it with another dog that was Tan To try and get another Tan dog... I don't know how clear that is but i believe it would work with fish, so in terms of fish, take 2 opposite sex fish that have desirable traits, breed them and the chances of having a fish with the same traits is pretty good.

I do believe it is called Selective Breeding
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