How To Breed Tiger Barbs

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by TheYesMan, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. TheYesManValued MemberMember

    So I got about 5 tiger barbs in a 26 gallon and I wanted a few more without having to buy additional ones from my local store, I have a separate tank 7 gallon tank that I'd thought could work as an isolation method for a 1 female and 1 male to be able to breed and spawn.
    one problem though, I'm not sure whether I have only female or male. I have 3 barbs which are significantly bigger than the other 2, but I can't differ them out by ''Red on the nose and top fin'' part.
    Here's a link to 2 pictures of the Barbs, and yes I do know they picture is a little...weird.


    Am I missing something?

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  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    you don't breed tiger barbs by separating a male and female into another tank. you want more females than males when doing so. you want to either grow a carpet of plants or put in a spawning mop for the eggs to be caught on. the fish will spawn over these.
  3. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Tiger Barbs are best spawned in pairs, extra females just eat the eggs as they're being laid. Females will be significantly fatter/rounder than males. But if your males aren't showing good red noses, they may not be ready. You should also see them already chasing females in the community tank.

    Move a pair to the breeding tank in the evening, and spawning should commence the next morning. Helps if the tank is near an east facing window, to get the sun. Cover the bottom with mops or plastic spawning grass. Java Moss will work if you prefer to use live plants. Remove the pair when they stop chasing, or the female looks much thinner. Eggs will hatch in 24-36 hours, fry take another day or two to get up and start swimming. Feed at this time.

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