Cherry barbs - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cyprinids and Atherinids » Cherry barbs

Cherry barbs

This is a discussion on Cherry barbs within the Cyprinids and Atherinids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Well I got 2 sunburst mickey's and 3 dalmations. My "white girl" is very preg ( shes more white than dalmation) and I think ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Harlequin Rasbora
Harlequin Rasbora
Bala Shark
Bala Shark
Reply
Old 04-11-2008, 06:57 PM   #11
 
jmelissa82's Avatar
 
Well I got 2 sunburst mickey's and 3 dalmations. My "white girl" is very preg ( shes more white than dalmation) and I think one of the other dalmations is preg, all 3 dalmations are female, but im not sure about the sunburst, either they are both boys or it just looks diff cause they are different mollies?/? i'm not sure
jmelissa82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 07:49 AM   #12
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
well out of the 5 mollies you probably have at least 1 guy.
crazy4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 12:22 PM   #13
 
jmelissa82's Avatar
 
O lucky me.... I was trying to figure out what I am going to do with all the babies. But from what I understand once they have them and they mature I'll be having babies every week every other week, is this right? I don't have room for them or another tank.
jmelissa82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #14
 
Busgod's Avatar
 
A active mid water small fish, harlequin rasbora they are a shoaling fish and stay very small about 2" and they go all day long round and round very active.
Busgod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 03:32 PM   #15
 
Dave66's Avatar
 
Cherry Barbs do and live best in groups, but they aren't schooling fish in the traditional sense. They like to be in sight of each other, but they forage basically individually. The only time they 'school' is when they see a predator in their area. If you print out a picture of say, a wolf tetra (which of course they've never seen in Asia), and hold it up against the front glass of the tank, the Cherry Barbs will indeed school until you remove the photo. Not an experiment to do often, or be cavalier with, as it can stress the fish.

Dave
Dave66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2008, 05:42 PM   #16
 
jmelissa82's Avatar
 
a wolf tetra! never heard of it, i'm gonna look it up right now. Sounds like something I would wanna "school" about too,lol
jmelissa82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 04:50 PM   #17
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
you shouldnt have a big problem with the molly babies if you just leave them in the tank. most will get eaten if not all of them and that should keep your population down and give the other fish a good and varied diet.
crazy4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #18
 
jmelissa82's Avatar
 
Awww, thats kinda sad....and gross. I am so excited for her to have her babies. I check in there all day and at night if i'm headed in that direction. But at the same time I def don't want a million fish! She looks like shes about to explode I dont know why she hasn't had them yet, it is def def time. My other 2 dalmations I thought were boys at first, before I learned how to tell the difference. The next day I noticed one of my "black girls" was getting awfully round, and that was about 5 days ago or so. Since ten she has really blown up, so I don't know jow this one is still holding on. I noticed one of my sunburst get bigger to!!! I thought they were boys (the sunburst) cause they look diff then the dalmations. Idk, but anyway, could she be holding them because of the daily partials due to the mini cycle. Am I stressing her out? She seems really calm, shes always one of the first to meet me at the glass?!? Everyone says they square off, Idk if yo would consider it square but she has taken on her own shape.
jmelissa82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 05:50 PM   #19
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
She's probably just young. If they're in their first pregnancy or so, they can take up to 2 months to give birth. The same thing happened with a new guppy of mine a while back and I freaked out, but it was all good and then I had lots of babies!
okiemavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2008, 05:57 PM   #20
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
i know it may seem mean to just let the babies be eaten (i try to never do that unless i HAVE to) but you cant keep them all.

i dont think you are stressing her out. if the others are breeding and everything is normal with them it might just be her. if the others give birth before her then you can be sure that it isnt the tank. like okiemavis said she might just be young.

keep us updated!
crazy4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cherry Barbs doughnut Cyprinids and Atherinids 8 10-05-2009 09:06 PM
cherry barbs frogman6 Cyprinids and Atherinids 6 07-02-2007 03:43 PM
New Cherry Barbs leifthebunny Cyprinids and Atherinids 4 03-19-2007 09:53 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 AM.