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Old 12-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #31
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i was reading this thread and all the info is good i was wondering how many i should put in a 7.9 gal or should i go with a smaller type of fish entirely i just had an ammo spike and lost all my rasboras and am looking to restock with some barbs all your opinions would be grate currently there are two ottos and a molly im getting rid of the molly tuesday
For breeding that tank would be ok, butlong term I think it is too small.

If you really want barbs, iwould look into west africans like Barbus hulstaerti or jae.
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Yes! I have a Camera I can use! I will try and add pictures of the fish and a separate breeding tank if I ever get there
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ms my lfs doesnt have the butterfly barbs are there any other suggestions for fish i was thinking ether some neons or mabey some skirt tetras
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ms my lfs doesnt have the butterfly barbs are there any other suggestions for fish i was thinking ether some neons or mabey some skirt tetras
For a 7 gallon i would say Celestial Pearl Danios, good fish for nano tanks. Skirt tetras are too large but a school of 4 or 5 neons could possibly work
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I hope these pictures work. These are a few of the fish i got, sorry if the quality isnt the best but im using what i could get my hands on, its an old canon
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man that female looks ready to breed! the male too. Beautiful
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man that female looks ready to breed! the male too. Beautiful
Ill be setting up a 10 gallon specifically for breeding these guys in the near future. I might try and let them breed in my main tank first before i stress them out again by chasing them around the tank. Ive been heavily feeding them and doing a large batch of frozen Bloodworms today so hopefully that, a slight temp increase and a long duration of lights off will trigger some breeding. Ill keep this thread updated on how the breeding process is going, as well as many pictures.
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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?
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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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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!
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I bred mine to be redder and have long fins. Here is a male:
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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!
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I bred mine to be redder and have long fins. Here is a male:
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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
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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.
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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
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Im going to try and set up their breeding tank today, ill get video or pictures of it when im done
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