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Old 03-10-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Dead tiger barbs

Woke up this morning to one of my tiger barbs dead I tested the water and my nitrite was a little high I did a pwc so hoping the rest will be ok


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Old 03-10-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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Woke up this morning to one of my tiger barbs dead I tested the water and my nitrite was a little high I did a pwc so hoping the rest will be ok


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Hello agent...

Aquarium fish need clean water conditions. If you're not removing and replacing half the tank water every few days, you should consider doing it. Barbs like their water a bit warmer than other species. A constant 80 degrees is best. Feed them a good diet that includes a variety of frozen foods. Sally's San Fran is a good product. Plant their tank well with Cabomba. Heavily planted tanks make the fish feel more secure.

You'll need strong light for the Cabomba.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #3
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sounds like a mini cycle went on, could be a number of things though..
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Tell us your other tank mates, it could help deciding what has happened.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:46 PM   #5
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5 zebra danios and 2 tiger barbs


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Old 03-10-2015, 01:25 PM   #6
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Tiger barbs need to be in a school oh at least 5... Without their friends they get depressed and can also pick on each other because they are bored.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:26 PM   #7
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Also what size tank are these fish in? I would hope at least 20 gallons. Barbs are highly active and need room to swim!
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:27 PM   #8
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OP: no one can help with your issues if your not willing to answer basic questions about the tank.
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Ok 1. I will answer your questions when I have time I'm a mother so I don't just sit on this app constantly. 3. It's a 20g long the store didn't tell me the amount of fish I should have in the group


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Old 03-10-2015, 02:06 PM   #10
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Ok 1. I will answer your questions when I have time I'm a mother so I don't just sit on this app constantly. 3. It's a 20g long the store didn't tell me the amount of fish I should have in the group


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no one is expecting a extremely quick response, we understand people have lives and know it takes time. acknowledgment of the question would be nice and at least let us know you understand.

Also, you shouldn't rely on the fish store for anything other than fish. They will try to up sell you on everything and anything. you should do your own research.
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If I could acknowledge I would reply lol. I had never had tiger barbs before everything I saw said at least 3 so that's what I had.


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Old 03-10-2015, 02:17 PM   #12
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ill make you a checklist,

- get a test kit
- do research
-ensure a cycled tank
- more research
-research
-R e S e A r C h more
- make informed purchase.

i would start researching on fish for your tank size
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I did all that lol apparently not enough research tho


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In that tank start with something simpler. I recommend starting with 5 Molly, they are colorful and relatively lower problems than other fish. Very good starter fish.
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I have another tank with 6 platies and they are doing great so if agree there


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Mollies won't work in a 20. Especially not 5. Platies to guppies could


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My Molly's are happy in their 20g
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My Molly's are happy in their 20g

Im not debating that. Im just saying they get fairly large for a live bearer and need a 30+ gallons. Especially for 5


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I used to have mollies but got some platies instead lol


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i used to have platies, had them breeding too haha... actually i still have one blue mickey mouse platy... lovely little guys.
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