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View Poll Results: what are easier to breed for? barbouri or reidi?
reidi are easier to breed 1 25.00%
barbouri are easier to breed 3 75.00%
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:02 AM
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whats easier?
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:37 PM
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Barbs hands down. Fry are benthic, born larger and eat BBS from the start. I have had success raising barb fry either in their own tank or in the same tank with the parents.

Reidi has palegic fry that needs a kreisel to keep the fry suspended in the water. Need a green water environment with rotifers. Lots of water changes. I've done it with success but lots of work...
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:46 AM
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I agree with that but you don't need a kreisel, just any method to keep them from surfacing.
I too found it best to use greenwater and I change the water totally every 2 days in each nursery.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:02 AM
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Ah yes barb fry are easier to rear, however my reidis were much more prolific than my barbs.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:41 PM
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reidi has much larger broods, BTW, due to their naturally low survival rate of palegic fry...

sorta like sea turtles...one in a thousand makes it
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:53 PM
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I don't just mean brood size, I mean bam bam babies every two weeks for years. I actually had to change the temp to reduce the frequency. alls i'm saying, if you can get it right and raise the fry i would say reidis are easier to breed (which is the question?). barb fry are easier to care for.

i do prefer barbs though, and would get those again over reidis
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:26 AM
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That's interesting...Diana...yours went a little differently than mine did...

my barbs and reidi both (quite literally) pumped out babies like clockwork every 2 wks when I had them. I had to change the photoperiod to get them to stop. Bad idea coz after that they never bred for me again after that

My barbs would throw 20-40 fry each batch, whereas the reidi averaged 250 per batch
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