Carrying eggs..or bloated

Discussion in 'Tiger Barb' started by chrt396, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    Just noticed that one of my green Tiger Barbs had a distended stomach and I am confused. Is it laden with eggs or is there some other issue that I need to deal with. Here are a couple pics.
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    Your feedback would be great. Am I gonna be a Grandpa again??

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  2. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    @Anders247 where are you?

    The Barb is eating well...swimming around just fine. No signs of stress and not lethargic. There are other Barbs around it that SEEM to protect it,,,but they take turns. If another comes around it...they get chased away. Like they are positioning themselves. Maybe its my mind imagining it or willing it to be so, Who knows!
  3. thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Looks bloated, try feeding it a blanched pea
    And where did Anders go?

  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I'm here, lol..... not sure what that is. Looks more bloated than pregnant to me.
  5. thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    There you are Anders!

  6. pritamValued MemberMember

    i also your one of the two other barbs(below right side in the 2nd pic) also got bloat?
  7. chrt396Well Known MemberMember

    He appears a little on the thick side as well. The Green Barb was EXCEPTIONALLY bloated.

    They have always seemed a little "Plump". The Green Barb must have relieved him/herself last night during the wee hours. The "Bulge" has significantly decreased. Unless there are eggs somewhere in the tank...the stomach got smaller. These Barbs are about 1 3/4 - 2" long now. They are not your smaller variety. I had the option of a smaller group..or a more mature one. I chose the bigger ones. I feed them once a day...and I dont think I overfeed them. I did feed them frozen blood worms the other day. I normally feed them Cobalt Tropical Fish Flakes.

    I did see one of my Barbs with what LOOKED like antenna or two threads of something hanging out of his mouth when I went to feed them. I was interested to see what he would do when I threw some flakes in there. He tried his best to eat with WHATEVER it was in his mouth, He then spit up a long piece of grass that was longer than he was. These little guys are like Piranhas when they eat! They go NUTZO!!!

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