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Old 06-22-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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I started a 10 gallon tank with 5 tiger barb fish, 1 bala shark, and 1 Iridescent Shark. I also have 2 live plants in the takn. The tiger barbs seem to not swim all around the tank and just stay in 1 section of the tank, they move around when i put food in, Same with the bala shark theyd otn swim all around. What could be the cause of this?

AFter watching the fish, I tried taking out the iridescent shark out and the barbs started to move out into the open tank more. now that i put them back in they are still staying in 1 corner, Why would they do that?
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They are probably worried about the iridescent shark. is it alot larger in size than the barbs?

Have you seen the shark ack out agressivly toward the barbs?
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Old 06-22-2003, 09:57 PM   #4
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what about the bala shark, he seems unhappy or something. he doesnt swim throughout the tank
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The Bala Shark will quickly outgrow a 10 gallon tank. I had 3 Bala Sharks in a 45 that were all over 12" long and lived about 14 years.

How long has your tank been set up and what kind of test results are you getting?
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:04 PM   #6
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This is a young balashark, hes about 2 inches big. in a 10 gallon
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:34 PM   #7
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:36 PM   #8
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, I want other cool fish to keep with my barbs. Anyone recomend anything? I dont like how they fish stay in 1 section of the tank, I might get rid of both sharks. Do you think if i got bigger barbs the smaller ones would feel comfortablen and swim around?
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Well, dosnt your irradesent shark swim against the glass a lot? Dont get rid of the bala unless you are planning not to get a bigger aquarium in the future, theyre great fish. The irradesent sharks actually arent very good aquarium fish, consitering they grow up to like 6 feet in the wild.
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I want to keep both, and yes he swims against the glass, theres only 1 of him, and one bala, do i need another bala shark, also the tiger barbs are still staying in section of the tank, me no like
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ahh sorry that sounded a little harsh, i meant more that they wouldnt be good with the rest of your fish and will grow(not to 6 feet in a home aquarium of course).
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