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How does one know when two fish have formed a "pair"? Specificly tiger barbs. I'm looking for signs of "pairing off" but I dont know what to look for. Any suggestions would be great.

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Just an observation from my rosey Barbs, It's not the most scientific explanation, but HTH....
I've noticed in my tank that the largest male rosey barb will follow the female Rosey barb everywhere, and chase off any other males that are also trying to follow.

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Indeed, it's just chasing really.

You have to be able to first identify which fish are females and which are males. If its a male chasing a female round and round and being pretty relentless, then you have a breeding pair eventually.
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Indeed, it's just chasing really.

You have to be able to first identify which fish are females and which are males. If its a male chasing a female round and round and being pretty relentless, then you have a breeding pair eventually.

Yea, It's easy with rosey Barbs, even I can do it but I still haven't figured out how to sex the tiger barbs,

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thats good to know. I think I have a breeing pair already. Out of my 10 tiger barbs, 3 of them are adult size. Of thoes 3 adults, 2 are female and one is male. I've noticed the male chases one of the femaled constantly. The female alwayse looks like shes trying to loose the male, but he is too persistant. At fist I thought that he was trying to kill her, but maybe hes just trying to mate?

the best way to sexy tiger barbs, IMO, is to look at there size, shape, collour and behavior.

Females tend to be bigger and more rounded, maled tend to be flater in shape and a bit smaller. Females also tend to be less collourfull with only a slight redish tinge on the nose. Males uasily have a more pronounced red spot on there nose.

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