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My swordtails and platys reproduce like crazy so I'm always looking in my tank for fry. Today I saw a pretty good sized one, but was totally shocked to see it was a neon Barb! I had no idea that one of my barbs was about to spawn, saw no eggs, and I honestly had no idea I had a male and a female. I managed to get the cute little guy out into the nursery tank. I'm very excited, but I'm wondering what the chances are that there are more. I'm willing to bet most of them were lunch as I looked and looked and couldn't see any.
29 gallon - 3 neon barbs
2 pineapple swordtails (female)
1 male swordtail
2 female platys
2 dwarf gouramis
2 plecos
2 glofish
2 zebra danios

10 gallon - grow out tank for swordtails and 1 barb fry

1 male betta
1 female betta
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Congrats roncska

I just googled Neon barbs and they seem cool. I read that they are prolific breeders and that the males are more red in color and are skinnier, hopefully that will help you sex them.
55 gallon: 4 angels, 2 discus, Amazon tetras, corys, 1 sml flag cichlid, Farlowellas.
40 gallon: 2 Gold Severum, 2 Butterfly fish, krib fry, 1 female convict, 1 BP.
29 gallon: 3 Kribs, 3 Keyholes, 1 Butterfly cichlid, Krib fry
10 gallon: Krib fry!!!
8 gallon: 1 Male betta
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Congratulations Roncska! It's so exciting to get fry, except when you had like 10 batches of fry from livebearers . I feel you pain! Good luck with the little fella.
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20 gallon: planning to put some livebearers
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Getting surviving fry from egg scattering fish in a community tank is remarkable. Congratulations!
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That is good news...Congratulations!!!

5 gal... Robin, (Betta)
5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories

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