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Steeport - 2011-12-10
i just started and i have 3 zebra daino and 3 lepeord daino as any one got any suggestions on what fish i should add to my tank

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  • nm123 - 2011-12-16
    maybe some plecos and evan long and short finned anglefish can be mixed with them
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Anonymous - 2005-05-05
I had 1 male and 1 female in a 55 gallon tank. Now I have 8 barbs. They will reproduce in more than a few inches of water.

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  • cn - 2011-12-11
    i too had 2 to start with though they were longfins. that was over 4 years and 3 smaller tanks ago. now, several generations later, gramps just passed away right after the emergence of the 25th of his lineage!
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Steeport - 2011-12-10
i have 3 zebra dinos and 3 lepored dinos will i be ok to put some cherry barbs in with them

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-12-10
    Zebra Danios, Leopard Danios, and Cherry Barbs, are all fish that get along with each other well! So, depending on what size aquarium you have, they would advisable tankmates. Additionally, make sure you place the Cherry Barbs, in a school of at least 5.
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kaitlyn verdin - 2011-12-04
they work so fast its the only sucker fish that i get to clean my tank

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-12-04
    They are exciting fish to have in an aquarium!
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Yo - 2011-11-19
I had 3 silver shark and one albino rainbow. . .the rainbow killed them all except one D:

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Jb - 2011-01-23
Why won't my shark eat fish flakes it only eats sinking pellets what should I do?

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  • nm123 - 2011-11-07
    Nothing as long as it's eating it's fine, if you want to feed it something else though cut a pea in half and drop both pieces into the tank depending on the size of your shark (silver shark).
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Bradley Charles Pastuers - 2011-03-23
Hey everyone, I just bought two of these from the local fish store. They are doing well in their new tank, I'm hoping they don't grow too quickly, my tank isn't that big, about ten litres or so. They're only about an inch long though. One of them has a demented rear fin, I hope he ends up ok...love this site.

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  • nm123 - 2011-11-06
    Don't worry my pet store (petland) said they grow very slow but might need a bigger tank as they age.

    ps - they should be full grown in about a year.
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daniel - 2011-02-22
Is there a certain time in the year for which I should set up a zebra danio breeding tank and will I be able to see the eggs or fry?

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  • nm123 - 2011-11-02
    The answer to your qustion is you will be able to see the eggs and fry
    and acording to where they live it would probably be a good idea to mimic there natural enviorment so they feel more used to there surroundings.

    Here is a tip on zeabra danio breeding one is make sure its a spacious tank this is where they feel most safe.

    your welcome


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Sarah - 2008-03-12
My mom and I have the hardest time trying to get these fish to live in our tank. We have bought 4 so far. We put 2 in our 35 gallon tank but they died within the week. When we got a 55 gallon tank, after the 8 weeks to get its bacteria right, mom went and got me 2 more sharks and they died within the day. I don't know what is wrong but the pet store (Petco) told us our water and nito are just right. Any idea why they would be dying, I really like the fish. I though they would be good with my gourami and mollys.

Thanks.

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  • kristofer - 2010-12-26
    I have one bala shark in a 10 gallon tank since they are a tropical fish they need heat between 75-78 degrees.
  • trey - 2011-01-04
    Stress you let the vibrations of the car or whatever you were in because I have some too.
  • bala buzzy - 2011-02-15
    When you buy new bala sharks don't let the pet shop sell you one that looks "tucked up" and skinny in the stomach area. Choose fish with a well rounded abdomen. We started keeping bala sharks a few years ago, and every time we bought a "skinny" fish it died within hours or days. When we bought fish with a rounded belly they have now grown to be about 6 inches long. You must let them acclimatise to your tank water temperature before just dumping them in when you get home too. Put a little of your aquarium water in the shop bag and float them on the top of your tank for a while.
  • yohseeme - 2011-10-31
    Oh that's good to know to get the fatty belly ones. My second silver shark just died after the first one, the water temp and ph were perfect....don't know the reason why...maybe stressed and didn't eat well...?
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Beth Denniston - 2011-10-28
Hi! I just witnessed some bizarre behavior by my two balas. I am aware that breeding is almost impossible in an aquarium, but they looked attached to each other (they really weren't, swimming in circles together and rubbing each other constantly. It lasted about 10 minutes. Is this normal behavior or were they trying to breed? Thanks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-28
    Sounds like they were trying to mate but it is said they need a lot of room to actually accomplish the feat. Here is a link balasharkmating that the owner feels is mating behavior. There are also other movies on u tube of bala shark mating behavior.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-28
    Hi this is a utube link which supposedly shows bala sharks mating behavior mating.
    or you can cut paste it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq7W5YZUPTY&feature=fvst
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