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miagrrl 12-27-2007 09:16 PM

unwilling breeder
Let me preface this by first saying; I am not trying to breed fish right now, and do not have a proper breeding tank set up.
That being said, while doing a water change this morning, two of my harlequinn rasboras began spawning like crazy! i had to leave them be to go to work, but when i got home there were teeny tiny eggs all over the place. I am guessing they didn't or couldn't adhere to the plastic plants- and thus became free floating....i went to dinner, came home and there are only a few eggs left, floating around the tank. it looks as though my cherry barb has eaten a lot of them (the other tank mates probably gorged themselves as well).

should ANY survive and hatch- is there anything i can do to keep them?
also- it was a black harlequinn and a regular harlequinn- not the same kind...does that matter?

i have heard that harlequinns are difficult to breed. all i did was add a peat insert in my tank, and fed them some brine shrimp. the water change seemed to kick off the 'love fest' though... just in case anyone was interested in how it happened.

herefishy 12-27-2007 10:03 PM

Harlies are not difficult to breed. You did exactly what I do when breeding them. Good luck raising the fry, they are relatively east to rear also.

miagrrl 12-29-2007 06:33 PM

awww. i think the rest of the tank ate all the eggs. oh well, i wasn't ready to bring babies into the world right now anyways!

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