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Kevin - 2011-03-11
?Will my tinfoil barbs Be ok in a 190 ltr tank?

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  • Zohar Kiaav Kowlesar - 2011-06-26
    Yup.
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heather - 2011-03-17
I made the mistake of buying two of these fishes, the store said they would be fine in my community tank, over the last 2 days I have had all of my fish turn up dead. I don't want these things anymore and was wondering if they could survive in my grandmothers outside pool? I want to be able to own fish again.

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  • jimmy - 2011-06-10
    Hi, I have 2 algae eaters. Each in their own tank with a female betta. The one algae stays on the bottom of the tank and the younger sits on plant leaves on top of the water. Part of the fish is out side of the water. This one swims next to the female betta like it has the hots for her. The other algae eater in the other tank stays away from the other female betta in that tank. Both tanks have pump water and same types of plants. I do not know it they are female or male AE's
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Tiffany - 2011-05-05
I have 2 of these, one grey and black (2 in) and one golden (1.5 in). They live happily with my 4 red belly piranhas in a 55 gal. They seem to like a diet of algae and the meat left overs from the piranhas. They just had close to 50 fry, which was a little bit of a shocker to see a bunch of stuff floating in the water and then realizing they were fry. lol.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-05
    Sounds like you are having fun.
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markanthony - 2010-11-13
Hello, my name is mark and I have two tin foils myself. My comment is, I'm curious to know the sexes of my barbs. I have an idea but, need professional knowledge. I purchased my tin foils as babies (about 2") and still have them 5 years later. They are doing great.....I just want to know if I have a male and female. Please help? Thanks, mark.

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Ann smart - 2011-04-01
My tinfoil barbs bobby, cobby, jobby (I like ryhmings) all have a deep personality like the main character tophero, from Tophero son of smilodon (Top Hero)....

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Ann smart - 2011-04-01
My tiger barbs sonney is a great fishy because of his deep personality like the book Top Hero, Tophero son of smilodon.

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Ann mart - 2011-04-01
Top hero son of smilodon is the name of my fish from the title of the great book. Better than harry potter.

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Jeremy - 2011-03-26
I have one, I'm almost positive it has something inside of it. Maybe some sort of worm or parasite. Though I am not 100% positive. It may be the intestinal tract movements are just very noticeable. If it is a parasite I would like to probably replace with a regular good nature pleco. It seems that a lot of people experience a sort of bloating with this fish. Although it appears to be large, I want to attribute this to it's rapid growth in the past two weeks and it does not have raised scales as would be expected with stomach dropsy.

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Alan - 2011-01-02
I have two red tail tin foil barbs (8in), I just got back from vacation and both sides of both fish are bleeding, it looks like the have been scraping themselves or fighting. Any suggestions on how to heal them?

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  • Steve - 2011-03-12
    Hello Alan, I was searching postings for this exact reason. I just noticed today that one of mine seems to be bleeding too. I have a couple of large rocks in my tank that may have been the culprit. They do love to chase each other and swim around very quickly. They often can be heard bumping into the glass. I suppose all you can do now is observe to make sure he heals okay. I'll probably remove the rocks and just put a few more plants in at the next cleaning. I hope he'll be okay. Good luck to yours too.
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Holly - 2009-05-07
Hi! I've got two cherry barbs- one female, one male. I might get more cherry barbs. Will this interfear with the two I have already as they breed? Also, I've noticed that they are sometimes eating off the algae. Is this normal, as in most fish books it only mentions that they eat flake, pellet, live food etc.

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  • fish boy - 2011-03-11
    They might interfere, but probably not, since they are the same species of fish. All fish will browse on algae sometimes.
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