Tiger barbs

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    Zhanx New Member Member

    Well, not sure what I did right in my planted tank, but I got babies. I have seen 3 so far at one time. They are maybe 1/4" right now. Since I didn't plan on them. And I haven't done anything different in the tank. What should I do?

    29 gallon planted community tank. No aggressive fish. 15 small fish.
     
  2. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBanana Valued Member Member

    I think they might be ok, most of the time fry will hide in plants
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What other fish do you have in the tank? Are you sure they're tiger barb fry?
     


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    Zhanx New Member Member

    They are tiger barb, they are large enough to easily see the marking. I got harlequin Rosebora and some platys.
     
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  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I would think they're platy fry rather than tiger barb fry. Tiger barbs don't often breed in home aquaria, while platies are baby machines. Can you post a pic of the fry?
     


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    Zhanx New Member Member

    finally got a picture of one!

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    only found one lately, but not sure if any more made it.
     

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    Zhanx New Member Member

    Cool. guess I am totally on track for this tank then.
     
  9. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    Oh my gosh!!! it is so tiny and cute, I could barely see it at first. :D
     
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    Zhanx New Member Member

    it is super cute. and hides all the time till i feed. then I can get to see it for a second and its gone again
     
  11. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    you must have great water quality! ;)
     
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    Zhanx New Member Member

    i have well water and here is a tank shot... between the awesome well water and my plants, its easy to maintain. Used my cell phone and the camera is not too good on it. I cut the lawn 2 weeks ago. Waiting a a friend to get time to get some of the large chunk in the corner. I turned off the co2 back in march. The plants grew to fast for me to keep up.

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  13. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    nice tank! I wish I could do a planted tank. :)
     
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    Zhanx New Member Member

    Since I have 4 tanks in the house. I figured one community tank with plants. The rest are glass bottoms with fake grass and plants to make them easier to clean. Plus since its only 29 gallons, I figure the plants make it a more stable system. (I started with saltwater and after I moved here in the winter I decided to try freshwater . This is my first freshwater ecosystem.) The other tanks are larger so I get to be worn out on water changes
     
  15. CROWNTAILBETTA

    CROWNTAILBETTA Well Known Member Member

    I love saltwater tanks, I want to do one some day.:)