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BlueSlurpee 08-05-2008 03:32 AM

Cory + Tiger Barb = Eggs?
I'm new to fish tanks and recently setup a 29-gal planted low-tech. I used the filter from my existing 5-gal hex to seed the new tank and then transfered my Emerald Green Cory and Green Tiger Barb. It's been about a week and they seem to love the new tank. Both are very frisky and the Tiger Barb lavishly fawns over the Cory.

I didn't think much of it until I noticed little white eggs under my anubias leaves. Is this normal behavior? Should I remove the eggs? Should I get these two a hotel room?

lauraleellbp 08-05-2008 03:33 AM

Now that's a new one. You sure there's no snails in the tank?

SearunSimpson 08-05-2008 06:37 AM

Tiger cats anyone?

If the eggs are in a transparent jelly like cluster, It's probably snail eggs. Just squish them with your fingers and they'll be done.

carlos05 08-05-2008 01:52 PM

I've had snail eggs quite a bit and they look like tiny bubbles. They are usually on the glass, plants, or pretty much anywhere it can stick too...

MikeS 08-05-2008 05:58 PM

3 things:

1- They probably are snails eggs. Like mentioned above, little tiny sack (clear) with little dots. Probably came in on your plants, or you might even have some in your tank.

2- Tiger barbs are schooling fish. You should have at least 6 together. The develop a pecking order. If there are too few, they will pick on the other fish. I could almost guarantee that is why the TB is messing with the cory.

3- Cory's are schooling as well. I personally have no more details on them though. I am sure someone else will come along.

BlueSlurpee 08-06-2008 12:31 AM

I plan on slowly introducing 5 more Tiger Barbs and 4 more Cories once my tank parameters stabilize. My Barb doesn't nip at the Cory at all...rather he dances around her with his nose down, flapping his fins as if in a mating ritual. The Cory doesn't fear the Barb and likes to stay close to him. The opaque white eggs are about 1.5mm and appear to be individually laid, not in a gel-like substance. I think I might've triggered a spawn with one of my water changes, but I'll keep an eye out for snails.

This is the clearest picture I could take:

mistergreen 08-06-2008 01:07 AM

they might be fish eggs but they're not fertilized.. They'll fungus soon.
I'm surprised the barb didn't eat this already

chase127 08-06-2008 01:27 AM

dude, if those are tiger cats put me down for 3 ;)

fishbguy1 08-06-2008 01:34 AM

lol...if they are stuck to the under side of the leaves, they are prolly cory eggs, however, they won't hatch. Corys and tigers can't cross breed.

P.S. That isn't an anubia :)

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