Breeding Rosy barbs in a bucket? Relentless chasing in aquarium

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I have 6 male Barb's and 3 females and the dominant male keeps chasing the males and females. What should I do, they are old enough to breed however the females don't have eggs just yet and they look exhausted from being chased. Help?
 

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I have 6 male Barb's and 3 females and the dominant male keeps chasing the males and females. What should I do, they are old enough to breed however the females don't have eggs just yet and they look exhausted from being chased. Help?
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I had a breeding group of these barbs, kept them in a heavily planted sump/tank, lots of algae on the glass (unheated)... the eggs were invisible to me, and the fry, so tiny (again almost invisible), I would occasionally find clinging to the glass (almost as small as paramicium).
Some friends kept them in a shallow, breeder tanks with lots of marbles on the bottom, in that way the eggs would fall between the cracks, where the parents couldn't eat them.
After a bunch of eggs were "assumed" to be dropped, they would remove the adults, to let the fry develop unmolested.
 

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What I wanted to know was could I just put the female in a bucket because I have no spare tanks and let her have eggs in there?
 
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View attachment 1401619View attachment 1401620jView attachment 1401621View attachment 1401619View attachment 1401620View attachment 1401621here are some pics of the Barb's I got from my lfs 2 days ago. I was scared of the females because they got relentlessly chased by the males and I think one of them is pregnant, she has a larger belly than yesterday and there is a reddish mark on her mouth.

What I wanted to know was could I just put the female in a bucket because I have no spare tanks and let her have eggs in there?
A male will have to fertilize the eggs. Checkout YouTube video's of breeding Rosy Barbs.
 
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What’s going on is normal. I would suspect that once she drops her eggs some of the chasing will stop.
I would suggest adding additional cover for them and maybe play with the Male to Female ratio, less males than females.
 

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Something like this would be fine to hold the male and female with eggs right? I will remove the divider and the eggs will float into the bottom section.

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