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Old 05-17-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hello. I have read a bit on here over time as I google this and that, decided I was gonna dabble in it. I have had an aquarium since last november, and since went from a 2.5 gallon I had bought as a foot in the door thing, has suddenly gotten me to a 45 I have now. I have in it:
12 tiger barbs
5 serpae tetras
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a pictus catfish(he and the redfin are rivals)
2 cory catfish(used to be 6, but the 4 smaller ones disappeared)
2 balloon mollies
a rubber lipped pleco
an african leaf fish

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Does the leaf fish do much? I looked at them but the lfs said they don't do much and they will eat all the expensive cardinal tetras you have just bought. Interesting looking fish though.
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he actually just died, I think the red tail killed him, didnt look like tiger barb wounds...He lurked around tho, trying to look like a drifting leaf. Mine was only 2 inches tho. e ate cool, he ate the dried shrimp. He'd kind of like pounce at it.

But I found him about 2 weeks ago with a chunk missing out of his side around his gill, so I put him in another tank with some melafix, and it took him about 2 weeks to die anyway.
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Sad news

How do the tiger barbs get on with the other fish?
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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My tiger barbs stay to themselves. They school with the serpaes now and again. As I added them,, I added them in 3s and 4s, some of the old"kings" got dethroned, but only one of these died/ I have Normal, Green, and Green Platinum tigers. My only complaint is that they are pigs. They nibble my umbrella plant, eat the flakes, and freeze dried shrimp, AND they eat my plecos/catfishs algae wafers.
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Lol - I find that with rosy barbs as well. Bought some more plants over the weekend to 'sacrifice' to keep the good ones. I break the wafers up for the catfish to find but they will pick them up and race off if they get a chance even though it's too big for them.
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my cories cant drag them off, they arent big enough, but will leap in when the tiger are away(as much as they are ever away from food). The rubber nose pleco will fight the tigers off. I really need to get rid of the pictus before he gets done eating all of my cories. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...cons/icon9.gif
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