Harlequin rasbora breeding?

Discussion in 'Harlequin Rasbora' started by wiedow, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. wiedowValued MemberMember

    On of my harlequins has been rubbing its belly up against the bottom of an Anubis leave. And rubbing on the top of it. Is this a sign he/she is getting ready to lay eggs? Or is it like "practice" for them?

    I'll try getting a Better picture

    Bottom right fish is the one

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  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That is breeding behavior. It's supposed to be hard to get them to breed...
    The female is the one rubbing it's belly on the leaf.

  3. wiedowValued MemberMember

    Oh boy.. I've never had any fish breed .. Just my mystery snails. What should i do?

  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    They'll probably get eaten. The eggs. If not them, the fry will.
  5. wiedowValued MemberMember

    What should I do to hatch the eggs? I have a spare 10 gallon with everything necessary for setup and I have a cycled media piece in my 29 that fits into my 10 gallon filter (hob)
  6. wiedowValued MemberMember

    I'll get that setup. Hopefully I see some eggs!
  7. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Quite a few of us here on the forums have seen this behavior at times but never eggs or fry. We usually just assume practice runs, mine did a briefly for a few days and I never saw any eggs.

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  8. wiedowValued MemberMember

    She looks fat compared to others. And a male is now doing it with her
  9. BluestreakflWell Known MemberMember

    Well who knows, you may get lucky! Anubias is after all one of the best plants for breeding them, they prefer any broad leafed plant such as anubias and swords. Just watch closely for eggs and be prepared if you see them.

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  10. wiedowValued MemberMember

    I have a video but I don't think I can upload it? Do you know how?
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Just copy and paste the link to a post here.
  12. blusshedWell Known MemberMember

    My harlequin rasboras laid eggs under my drift wood. Either the eggs or fry got eaten as far as I can tell.

    Sometimes you get lucky and a little clever baby will survive. But usually not.

    Good luck!

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