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Rick - 2010-05-15
I used to have 3 of these in a 125 gallon tank along with Silver Dollars, Flagfish, a Blue Severum, and rainbow fish. 2 passed on, but the one(wht. w/ orange smiley face pattern on face) lived very hardy. It grew to at least 10 inches. Yes, 10 inches. A lot of character and held his own. Called him "Mr.Ed". Fed him spir.duraflakes, mainly to all fish, and occasionally treats like bloodworm, and other little goodies.

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Emily H - 2010-05-15
I have four of them and they are great. They are very active and fun to watch. They are not too aggressive either. I keep them in my 10 gallon tank with a bronze corydora and a spotted corydora.

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MaKeITs - 2010-05-07
My Tiger Barbs (10) are doing great! They're really active and they're not nibbling that much now.

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Francesco - 2010-05-06
i have two bala sharks one angel 2 mollies 2 elephant fish 3 different cats one pleto and 2 long-fin goldfish, im a beginner at this, the tank has roughly 20 plants inside and its a meter long, there are'nt really any fish that swim around the top parts of the tank except the mollies so I'm looking to get a few small schooling fish, so far zebras look like the best option, I'm just worried about the temperature of the tank which is usually 26-27 degrees cel. Will they survive and will they be too fast for my other fish like the elephant fish.

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ISRW - 2010-04-20
My small batch of giant danios has seemingly adjusted well to a vertical 33-gallon tank, despite not having as much room to school side to side as they'd ideally like. The tank is a little warm for their tastes by the range listed here, more like 80 degrees F than 75, but they remain active and engaging and have shown no health problems.

These really are among the most engaging truly peaceful fish I've kept. They immediately learned to react when I'm near the aquarium lid, and their eating is a little feeding frenzy of darting bodies hitting the surface. Despite the constant active swimming, they've never shown any obnoxious interest in the fins or movements of anyone else; Gouramis, for example, don't get their feelers nipped.

In general, for me these have been easy to care for and quite enjoyable fish. They're beautiful, and also inexpensive.

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prachit - 2010-01-12
Can I put green tiger barb with my goldfish, plz give me information about this.

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  • Linda - 2010-03-12
    I have 3 tiger barbs in with a variety of fish including 2 goldfish. The tiger barbs have not hurt or nipped any of the fish in the tank, they seem happy just to school together. I have a peaceful tank, so sometimes it does work out okay with tiger barbs and other fish in the tank with them including goldfish.
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ben - 2009-01-28
Zebra Danios are beautiful little fish. I had 5 of them. They where really active and lasted about 2 years, but they were fully or near fully grown when I got them. Recommend them for anyone.

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  • charley - 2010-03-08
    one of my zebra danios died
  • Anonymous - 2010-04-20
    If you're a fan of zebra fish than try a glofish they are zebra danios but they glow under a blue wavelength light.
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Heather - 2010-03-06
I have a rosy barb and a neon rosy barb. Beautiful fish and fascinating! I am going to get more but I keep them with an oscar and two plecostamuses and I was wondering if I could keep tetras and/or cichlids with them also?

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Jay - 2010-03-05
We have 2 red-tail tinfoil barbs in our 75 gallon tank, along with several other species that all get along great. One of the barbs seems to swim back and forth incessantly, which tends to drive some of the others crazy...is this a normal behavior? Thanks so much!

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Mike Fitz - 2008-09-16
I have had a tinfoil barb for about a year now, it all started as a one gallon tank for my son. This fish has been through a lot and he survived. So in light of that I decided to take this on as a hobby, I bought a tiger oscar and a 15 gallon tank. Everything was fine as soon as the oscar established dominance,lol. But heres my problem, recently I decided to add a sucker fish to help me maintain the tank. A day or two after introducing the sucker fish to the tank (I kept a close eye on the tank because of the nature of the oscar) I noticed that the tinfoil barb was badly beating and biting the sucker fish (which is bigger than him). I guess my question is what do I do? My email is emoneysboy@yahoo.com. If you have any info you might think to be helpful, I would be so grateful. thanks Mike

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  • Katie - 2010-03-05
    You need to upgrade to a larger tank. That is way too small of a tank for those fish. You need a minimum of a 48 gallon tank. This will give the fish room to continue growing and decrease the aggression. Depending on the type of "suckerfish" you have, you may need an even bigger tank than this (possibly up to 240 gallons for the largest of plecostomus).
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