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Tigaer Barb Battles?

Postby DemoUK » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:14 pm

I have 3 tigar barbs,which 2 of them are considerable smaller than the other.They have been getting on fine,but all of a sudden they have started fighting,the bigger 1 with the little 1s.

Is the normal?
Are the smaller fish in danger?

Thanks.
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Postby JBC223456 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:31 pm

Tiger barbs are known to be semi-aggressive fish. To lower the aggression it is recommended to have a shoal of at least 5 tiger barbs.

Would you mind telling us your tank dimensions?
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Postby JBC223456 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:37 pm

I didn't realize your tank dimensions. I missed your signature. :oops:

True upside down catfish can get pretty big. And they will stop swimming upside down when they get older. It is good that you have them in a shoal though. Your tank is just the minimum size for a weather loach. However, when it gets larger, it will find it hard to turn around. If your angels become a breeding pair, then a lot of your fish will be harmed. The black widows like to be in groups of 4+ preferrably 5 or more. Mollies like hard water, and are prone to disease if kept in soft water. You will have loads of molly babies, and you female may die from your male being too "friendly" too often. The gouramis get fairly large as well.
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Postby DemoUK » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:48 pm

From my tank dimensions, can you work out how many gallons my tank holds?Thanks.[/img]
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Postby TigerBarb » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:46 am

The volume of the tank itself is about 90 litres / 20 UK gallons / 23 US gallons.

Probable volume (allowing for substrate, decor, not full to top etc) is about 80 lites /; 18 UK gallons / 21 US gallons.
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