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Old 08-25-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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I recently got into the tropical/freshwater fish hobby. I have 1 angelfish, 2 tiger barbs, 2 albino tiger barbs, 6 cherry barbs and 2 X Ray tetras as well as a few ghost shrimp. My problem is that my 2 albino tiger barbs are nipping at my angelfish. Is there any way to solve this other than separating them?
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What Size tank?


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Old 08-25-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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Whisper for 50 gal
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I can't get the filter unless you tell me the model, tetra whisper (model)


Warning: Albino Tiger Barb will likely to fin nip Angelfish. Try increasing the number to 10.
Warning: Tiger Barb will likely to fin nip Angelfish. Try increasing the number to 10.
Warning: Albino Tiger Barb is too aggressive to co-exist with Cherry Barb.
Warning: Tiger Barb is too aggressive to co-exist with Cherry Barb.
Warning: X-Ray Tetra will likely to fin nip Angelfish.
Warning: At least any combination of 5 are recommened from (Albino Tiger Barb, Tiger Barb) as they will shoal together.
Warning: At least 5 x X-Ray Tetra are recommended in a group.


Recommended temperature range: 24 - 26 C. [Display in Farenheit]
Recommended pH range: 6 - 7.5.
Recommended hardness range: 5 - 15 dH.

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:09 PM   #7
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Recommended temperature range: 75.2 - 78.8 F

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:13 PM   #8
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So in other words you can't have Tigers in that tank cause they cant Co exist with the cherries and fun nip the angel, you need to get at least 3 more x rays and you'll be set

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Warning: Ghost Shrimp may become food for Angelfish.

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Tiger barbs are generally nippy. They usually work best in a large school (8-10) where they mostly preoccupy themselves with each other. However, they are generally a poor choice to keep with long-finned fish such as angelfish, bettas, and male guppies. You are probably better off rehoming the tiger barbs.

Your angelfish will eventually view your ghost shrimp as food.

Pristella or X-ray tetras are great fish and are loose schoolers.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:20 PM   #11
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If you can get the model of the filter I can Check to make sure you have good enough filtration, you anyways want to go more, I run 800 gph in my 55, as long as the fish can handle it.

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Okay thanks guys, yeah I'll probably rehome the Tigers then ☹️ And just get a few more X Rays. Thanks again!
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See if your fish store will take them back for store credit for x rays

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:28 PM   #14
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With 6 cherries, 5-6 x rays and an angel it will teach you proper tank maintenence, you did get a master liquid test kit and a gravel vac right, you let the tank go through the nitrogen cycle?

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