03-23-2011, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by lindsayletcher
The ratio of cherry barbs is 4:1 (m:f). And my tank is at stocking limit. A little overstocked because I have a few baby guppies in there. But i'm working on getting a second tank set up. It's just running it's fishless cycle.
As an update, the male guppy died overnight.
IME with barbs, they do best in an even m/f split. Having an imbalance like that could be influencing the situation. She's annoyed at the males harassing her so she takes it out on the guppy :) In all seriousness though, the sex ratio ought to be fixed once you get a bigger tank.
Originally Posted by RLavery
ive got 2 cherry barbs in my tank and she has been pregnant since the end of January and she wont lay, i read on a site that if she is scared the fish will be eaten if she lays she will hold them in and it may kill her so ive moved her into a berthing tank thing (it solid and it floats but has holes in bottom ive covered them with assitite ) is this a good idea or will they fall out the bottom an do i need to put the male in with her. im beginning to think she isn't preg because its been soo long but she look as though she will explode any day now
Cherry barbs do not get pregnant - only livebearers give birth to live young, which is what that thing is for that you have the fish in. Put her back in the tank :)