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Noelle - 2008-11-24
Hi.. how will I know if my barb is female or male??? Can I breed them in my 25 gal. tank? thank you

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  • Kate - 2010-08-12
    Hello,

    If you have a tiger barb, you can tell if it is a male when the mouth is tinted an orange/brown color. Females typically have no specific markings in this area, so it's easy to separate them. Right now, I have 4 tiger barbs, but have bought them with the intention that I would be buying a goldfish as well. Too bad I found out I couldn't mix the two after I bought them. Oh well..
  • Deborah DeRosa - 2010-08-22
    Noelle, your male green barb has more reddish coloration around the cordal and pectal fins, the females are black. The females are also slightly larger and rounded in the belly. Yes you can breed your green "moss" barbs, but they must be in a 20 gallon planted tank. Put in about 2" of marbles at the bottom so the eggs can fall through and do not get eaten by the parents. As soon as the eggs are laid, take the pair of barbs out and place them in their normal tank. The fry should hatch in about 25 hours.
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-[?]- - 2005-07-26
My first tropical fish. they are pretty easy to keep with other fish but they nip on fins and that sucks. they killed my mollies, pleco, and sharks. Pretty good eaters and fast swimmers avoiding predators, but they will become the predator.

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Hilary Ann Ritchie - 2011-10-17
I have 2 Green Tiger Barbs and 2 Tiger Barbs. They are the only fish in my tank, is it important that I get more of them, or do you think they should be ok? I've only had them for a few days but so far they seem to be ok!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-18
    Scrolling up it says they do best in a school of six but you don't have to rush out and get two more.
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ariwan - 2006-08-19
I used to have one. Lived for 1 year++. good fish to buy but quite rare!

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Troy - 2007-01-14
Today (13/01/07) I added the blue danio to my community tank. At first their spashing startled me, but I have since come to love to watch and listen to them. Thanks for your comments on this page which has helped me to better understand the blue danio's behaviour. They are my best buy yet...

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Caroline - 2010-04-21
I have a school of giant danios in with my piranhas. I have 3 red-bellied piranhas and 6 giant danios in a 90 gallon tank. They're fast enough that they're safe, and they do really well in there. I just found about 300 fry in there, yesterday, so I've moved as many fry as I could catch to a separate tank.

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H - 2008-04-21
I have about 50 of these little guys in a 32 gallon and they are insane. Together they get along well with 2 boseman rainbows, 1 austrailian rainbow, 2 roseline barbs (my fav's), and 7 golden white clouds. Heavily planted, they have so much fun swiming through the plants & wood; 8 mossballs (giant) at different levels off the wood & plants, with plenty of flow.

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Lori Tedesco - 2011-06-01
My hubby bought each of our larger aquariums one of these lovely gems when they were small. His tank had tetras and danios and various fish; my 55 gallon had (and still has) fancy guppies that I have been breeding for a long time, and I mean FANCY. WELL... these stupid creatures are huge and both tanks would have entire fish disappear in hours, babies, adults, you name it. Horrible. He had just added some really cute new fish to his tank (thankfully they are peaceful community fish that now live in my tank), and only 2 hours later one was found with its innards consumed!!! I went to the pet store with my suspicions and was told exactly what I thought. When they are large -- and mine are a foot long each now -- they feast on fish and shun the algae wafers and algae, and suck on the slime of the fish and then attack, devouring the whole fish. I was told they can adopt these horrid creatures out for me, but honestly, I'd like to catch them and toss them out into the yard. In the meantime, I moved all of the peaceful community fish from the other tank into mine after catching the horrible beast in my tank, and that took 40 minutes, and put it in my husbands tank. They can contend with each other at this point. Horrid, horrid fish. I got a little 2 inch bottom feeder that doesn't grow any larger and doesn't attack fish and it's amazing how different the tank is behaving today.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-01
    Is it OK to ask which tank your hubby is in? lol
  • Lori Tedesco - 2011-06-03
    LOL He's still free and clear. He had no idea that he bought the CAE's. Petco sold him both, saying they were "great algae eaters" and until I spoke to the lady who now runs the aquarium section recently, I think the people there were clueless. The tanks are now clean, their fish are actually alive, and she new exactly what I had and had nothing nice to say about them herself. She advised getting them completely out of the tanks and offered to adopt them out at the store. When I showed her how different mine were than the Siamese ones she had there, she looked horrified.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-03
    Well, I am glad your hubby is well. I thought maybe you put him in one of the tanks. Thanks for the warning though cuz I bet a lot of people don't know this.
  • needabottomfeeder - 2011-08-30
    Hi, may I ask the name of the new bottom feeder you have as I need one bad!

    Thanks, KC.
  • Anonymous - 2011-11-29
    So what your saying is that the 2 I have in my little 20 gal tank will one day stop being so nice and peaceful and start consuming the other fish in the tank... crap. They were doing such a great job of keeping the place clean.
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Mary - 2012-01-05
Up until today I had had one for about 10 yrs..but he/she passed today..it would play with marbles on the tank floor...it would push one marble at a time across the gravel and line them all up and then start again at the beginning of the line up and take the first marble in line and push it all the way around the tank to the back of the line and start over with the next marble in line...lol...my daughter bought it and when she moved out of town I took her tank...so anyway...I was looking up to see if there was any info on how long the average life span of a CAE is but found none...so just thought Id mention how long this one had lived ...I dont know if 10 yrs is unusual or not...I read another post here that stated they had one that was 12 but no, they don't that long..that's some other type of fish entirely...

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Melissa - 2011-12-26
My brother and I each bought one of these fishes, and right from the start I observed my Chinese algae eater harassing its tank mates, while the individual that my brother bought never bothered anyone... Despite this, I have kept mine for about 6 months now with comets, guppies, and swordtails without any disappearances or casualties. From time to time though some of the fish will have small nips in their fins.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-27
    Different types of fish have different personalities but each fish has it's own personality. Sounds like yours wants to make sure everyone knows he is the top dog.
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