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Old 06-07-2005, 09:00 PM   #1
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I've been Barbed! (Update)

My wife fell in love with Barbs while surfing the photo galleries at AA and demanded that I get them. Since I'm prone to following orders, I did.

The new gang immediately after acclimation.


There's always one in the bunch that is more inquistive than the others:


I've never kept Barbs before and the little research I did just identifies them as nippers. Any advice?
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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Wow Jc. They are nice looking fish. I'm not a barb person and my experience is only with cherry barbs so I can't offer any info but, they are lovely. Congrats on the new fish!
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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I think you will find them to be very much like your serpaes, Bill. Hopefully the 4 will be enough, but I'd probably go with 5-7. If you see any problems just get two more.

I am assuming the pics were taken in the quarrantine tank, right?
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Actually, I only wish my QT tank looked so good or was even a tank for that matter. I'm still using a 10 gal tub.
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I was going to get rosy barbs, until reading how they can be quite nippy. Let us know if yours are.
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Rosy barbs are also excellent hair algae eaters. You gotta love that!
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That's great to know...problem is, they will never see any since they are in the overly mature, never had an algae problem 30 gal. :P
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Okay, okay, no need to rub it in..... I've got scraping to do anyway.
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LOL...sorry about rubbing it in.
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So are they being a little nippy?
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