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Gilly - 2009-06-01
I would really like to start an aquarium with 3 or 4 cherry barbs but am looking for something else to put with them - I'd like a nice blue or yellow/orange fish of no more than 5cms size if there are any that would live happily with them. Can anyone recommend anything?

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  • fish boy - 2011-02-18
    Dwarf Gouramis or gold barbs would be a good choice. Also platies.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-03-25
    Even though it's not yellow, blue, or orange, the kissing gourami is a very nice peaceful fish.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-26
    mixing other barbs is always a nice look and there are many variations.
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kris - 2013-03-23
I have 32 of these fish in my community tank and they are my cheapest and most favorite fish I have.  They keep my tank from being boring, they all group together and swim from side to side of my 100 gallon aquairum. They really are a beautiful sight to see... I have a blue light bulb and a white bulb on my tank and wow their colors really pop out! The gold stripe looks fluorescent and they are so happy. Mine never hide they are not shy at all... I have them in with large veil angels, mollies, platies, all types of tetras, clown loaches, cory cats, rainbows, dwarf gouramis, bumblebee catfish, green & pink kissers, chinese algea eaters, plecos, cuckoo squeaker catfish & a red and blue crawfish...I LOVE MY TANK!!!!

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Animal-World info on Albino Tiger Barb
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chris - 2004-11-02
I have 2 Albino Tiger Barbs and 1 Tiger Barb in a 15 gallon tank. They are in there with a Red Flame Honey Gourami and a Rainbow shark. Surprising they do not nip at his fins like so many rumors say they do. They are great fish and very energetic and cheap too! I got mine for 99 cents apiece. I recommend these to anyone.

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  • Katie - 2012-06-23
    In my oppinion that is too small of a tank for that many fish. 15 gallons is not enough. I have a problem With my Albino Tiger Barbs too. I have 4 albino tiger barbs in one (20 gallon) tank. I have a bubbler and another ornament. The fish keep messing with one another a little too rough sometimes and tried to eat my other fish wich now in a different tank with neon tetras. One of them has tattered fins so bad she can hardly swim and kinda stays near the top of the tank. To toarrow morning we were gonna clean the tank and see what happened. I think she might have fin rot but I am not sure. We have a filter and heater but don't have test strips. We feed them flakes but she started pooping more and it is stringy. Can any one help?
  • Breezy - 2013-03-16
    If the school of fish is not big enough then they will start picking on other fish. I have a school of 12 barbs, 4 albino tiger barbs,4 regular tiger barbs and 4 green tiger barbs and they leave my fish alone.
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Animal-World info on Glowlight Danio
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kyle - 2010-01-02
WOAH, your 32 gallon tank is way over crowded! Even if you just had the danios in your tank, it would still be over crowded. When stocking your fish tank there is one fundamental rule. An inch per gallon. For example a 1.25" glowlight danio needs 1.25 gallons of water. Please remember this rule for the future.

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  • Josh - 2012-03-29
    Your using the rule incorrectly, a 4 inch Red Tail Shark would need at least a 4 foot long tank, a 55 gallon. Glow light danios need at least 20 gallons.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-30
    This is not really a rule but more of a guide. Not always correct with all fish. Some fish it is more important to have length then actual amount of water. a 55 gallon high tank for example would not have enough surface area for many fish, where a starndard long 55 gallon would.
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Animal-World info on Tiger Barb
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Prasanna - 2009-08-04
Thanks for your information on Tiger Barbs. I have 7 of these (one died recently) and they are doing fine in my 20 g tank with One Giant Danio (Very Aggressive), Red Rainbow, Pearl Gourami and Ram Cichlid. Tiger barbs are fun to watch with their fast movements and other fish have no problems from fin nipping. Perhaps 7-8 in group did the magic.

This site is really good and I would love to have profiles of Red Tail Black Shark and Rainbow Sharks.

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  • Tim - 2013-02-14
    I have 2 red tail sharks with my 5 tiger barbs as well as a pearl gourami 2 silver dollars and an albino barb. The red tails have been getting along fine with everyone. They have claimed their territory and don't put up with any crap from anyone else and they are fun to watch chase around with the tiger barbs. I have heard though that its a risk buying 2 redtails as one may bully the other to death but I haven't had that problem. I run a 20 gallon tank and could go bigger but everyone seems to be doing fine.
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Animal-World info on Rummy Nose Rasbora
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Anonymous - 2013-02-12
It is a new variety of fish to see.

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Animal-World info on Chinese Algae Eater
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missy - 2013-02-04
Mine is very aggressive in fact its almost 3yrs old and the only tank cleaner that is smart and fast enough to survive with my piranha

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Miguel Angel Montanez - 2013-02-03
Why is my bala shark hovering in the corner like if it was guarding something? It has been doing it for two days now and it just seems weird.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-04
    Is the area near anything? Filter, heater??
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Anonymous - 2013-01-27
Now that i have read this i am scared. I have the golden version of this fish with my betta. Most of the time the get along well, but when my betta gets into one of his 'moods' he mostly chases the little guy. Sometimes the algae eater will seemingly fight back, he goes vertical and bats the betta with his tail.Does anyone think that the algae eater will ever make any super agressive moves or anything?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-27
    Could become an issue for the betta as the Algae Eater ages.  The betta is too slow of a swimming fish to be with this fish. 
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sherri - 2013-01-02
I am new to this whole aquatic thing. I have a 29 gal. tank with a beta, an angelfish, 2 swordtails, 1 marble molly, a kissing fish, a suckerfish, and ol' mr.chinese algae eating. He swims around like a shark in my tank. I have gotten the veggie wafers and tried the raw zucchini thing. He is just super active/aggressive. I am thinking of taking him out if he doesn't mellow out. Any suggestions?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-02
    These fish can be very aggressive and sometimes needs to be seperated from the other fish.
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