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Old 03-23-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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New arrival quarantine stress from being solitary?

I want to get an Albino Tiger Barb to replace one that I recently lost. Since my last new arrival brought ich, I'm going to play it safe, and from now on, all new arrivals get 2 weeks QT.

Since conventional wisdom says that Tigers do better in groups of 6 or more, will a lone Tiger be stressed from being alone in a tank for 2 weeks before he can join the rest of the Tiger Barbs in the main tank?

Well, he'll have some Cories to keep him company in QT, but that's about it.
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He'll be fine; keep in mind its for a limited time. He won't be living his life as a single barb
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Old 03-23-2004, 11:41 PM   #3
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Great! Hopefully the single Tiger will leave the Cories alone too. When I first got the Tiger Barb school, I started with 3, so as to avoid overwhelming the bio-filter at the time, and they pretty much left the Cories alone. Hopefully that's the case for a lone Tiger too.
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Just remember the cories will have to stay with the Barb the whole time. You will not be able to take out the cories in a week's time if the other tank is well. You probably knew that
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Yup, I had taken that into account. The main tank is about 1/2 week into the high temperature ich treatment. So that means that the Cories have about 1 1/2 weeks to go in QT, then factoring in the time needed to drop the temperature in the main tank back to normal, that's about 2 weeks, so the Cories and Tiger could be reintroduced to the main tank together.
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