Increase still? I was hoping 7 would be enough. How many would be a good starting point?Nobote said:Increase your schools size...increase temp to 80.
Feed high protein diet...beef heart paste, frozen bloodworms and brine,
Lots of water changes...20% daily
Tiger barbs are broadcast spawners... they will scatter the eggs and eat them if left in the aquarium with them. They will eat the fry too,
I had them in a community aquarium eons ago and they would spawn with out much effort on my part..if you want to keep the babies you need to get a breeding tank and remove the adults after the eggs get dropped. This may literally mean you have to watch the aquarium all day.
Thanks for the advice. I will try with the 7 that I already have. If I'm not successful then I will add a few more.Nobote said:A lot of fish can be induced to spawn with a definite change in temperature..up or down depending on where they originate from.
tiger barbs a schooling fish...they don't choose long term mates like a cichlid. In fact the females may not choose the same male twice...ever. More choices in partners increases chances of successful spawning. You may have luck with 7... if you are serious about breeding them I would have 12-14.
Good luck, hopefully someone here who has bred them more recently than I will chime in with some tips as well.
I will I only got into breeding about 4 month ago altho I've been keeping fish for almost my whole life. Now I've already bred goldfish, swordtails, 3 dot gouramis, Jewel cichlids. Even got some yellow rainbow to spawn but all the eggs kept getting fungus.Nobote said:Hope it all works out. Come back with pictars when you have some success.
Can she be that way for months because like I've said it's been a long time since she's looked like that and I'm not sure which of the others are females will have to check.Nobote said:
I put them in a separate tank with a lot of hornworth. I could see them eating some of the eggs but I also saw some eggs still in there after I removed them next time I will put a mesh seperation at the bottom of the tankDoubleDutch said:How do you protect the eggs ?