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My Tiger Barb

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Mudpuppy, May 19, 2004.

  1. Mudpuppy

    Mudpuppy New Member

    Hi, this might seem like a really dumb question but I will ask it to you guys anyway. My question is how do I know the sex of my Tiger Barb? I have researched on how to tell if it is male or female but the information that websites give me is hard to understand. If anyone can help me with this problem, that would be most appreciated. I want to know the sex of my fish so i can get the opposite sex so I can breed them. Please help me out. Thank you for your time. :y_the_best:
  2. Hooben

    Hooben New Member

    Hi Mudpuppy,
    The only thing I could find is that females are less intensly marked than the males. I'm not sure if that means they are lighter in color. I love tiger barbs but have never seen them breed. :oops: Let us know what you find!
  3. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    the male will have bright orange almost red fins on its stomach. the femalte tends to have a faided orange
  4. Mudpuppy

    Mudpuppy New Member

    ok, thank you

    thanks you guys..... if u say that the darker the middle fins are its a male, is def. a mal cuz the fins are very red ...... ill try to get a pic of him ASAP and ill buy a female and try to breed... :)
  5. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    good luck, i wish i knew that a long time ago when i was 7 i tryed to breed 2 fish. i found out about the genders about a year ago and realized i tryed to breed 2 females :oops: thats where the blond comes into play. lol.
  6. Candace

    Candace New Member

    you have one tiger barb? what fish are they with in your tank? how big is your tank? if your bioload allows, you should definitely get a few more barbs. if you insist on trying to breed them, then try to pick out 2 more females. a 2:1 ratio of females to males is ideal. also, tigers can be quite agressive, and can only be with fish that can hold their ground. try providing good hiding places for them too, that may help.

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