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post #1 of 5 Old 06-22-2007, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Rosey Barbs: Is this love or loathing?

For the last 20 minutes I've been watching 2 of my 3 rosey barbs beat the crap out of each other. Or are they breeding? Or are they 2 males fighting for the female? I don't know, but these barbs were the first in my tank more than 3 months ago and have been very quiet, but now suddenly 2 of them are trying to kill each other, or making sweet love - I don't know. Help?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-23-2007, 02:27 AM
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May I ask pics of your three rosy barbs?

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I'm ready for the pressure.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-24-2007, 10:32 PM
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I also have three barbs, but mine are gold barbs and they are also doing that. I wish someone would reply because I would also like to know this. Did you ever find out? If so, please let me know! Thanks!

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2007, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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They stopped soonafter. I believe they may have just been playing. No harm done.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-26-2007, 03:41 AM
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Hi is there a difference in colourbetween the two,
as that may give an indecation if it is mating
behaviour,or getting a pecking order.
ok edit this,as like to include .
Male:red and gold with black spots near the rear and
dorsal fin.
Female: Golden colour no red.
hth a bit.
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