Tiger barb looks pregnant! What should I do now?

Discussion in 'Tiger Barb' started by zapco23, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. zapco23

    zapco23New MemberMember

    I hear they are egg layers but I want to make sure they hatch and survive. I have 6 tiger barbs,4 red glass barbs,6 platys,6 cory cats,2 rubber lip plecos,pictus cat,and a CAE in a 55g. Any thoughts?
  2. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I think they are egg scatterers - in any case, they'll all be eaten unless drastic measures are taken. They aren't like livebearers - it takes work.
  3. hyun007

    hyun007Valued MemberMember

    It is not necessary that all will be eaten.
    As long as you have lot of water plants, some will survive.
    You can fish the fry out when you see them later.
  4. OP

    zapco23New MemberMember

    OK thanks!
  5. Kimbrink

    KimbrinkNew MemberMember

    Do you have another tank to put the fry in? I have a tiger barb that looks like she is carrying eggs also, going to get a breeding tank to put her and little man in.
    Good luck on the Babies!!