Animal Stories - Cyprinids


Animal-World info on Chinese Algae Eater
Animal Story on Chinese Algae Eater
List Animal Stories on Chinese Algae Eater
More info at Animal-World
Shawnee - 2009-03-20
We have a CAE that has grown to about 4-5 inches. In the last two months 4 of our smaller fish (1/4-3/4 inch) have simply disappeared in the tank. Over night last night, 3 more went missing. We have emptied the fish tank, and cleaned it, and the missing fish are nowhere to be found. The CEA is the only aggressive fish in our tank, and I think most likely ate the missing fish.

Reply
Animal-World info on Tiger Barb
Animal Story on Tiger Barb
List Animal Stories on Tiger Barb
More info at Animal-World
Anonymous - 2009-03-10
I have a Tiger Barb named Stripes in my 10 gallon tank and he's mean! I had a clown loach and he chased him nonstop till he got Ich and I had to flush him. But today he killed my Angelfish that I got 2 days ago. I wouldn't buy these fish even in groups, they're mean and attack and chase all the fish in my tank including my innocent pleco and corys.

Reply
Animal-World info on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
Miquel - 2009-03-07
I have two red-tail tinfoil barbs (9") in a 55-gallon community tank with one large oscar (12"), one clown loach (6.5") and two striped raphael catfish (6"). Because of the occasional racing they do in the middle of the night I placed my aquarium far, far away from the bedroom, all the way in the dining room.

Reply
Animal-World info on Tiger Barb
Animal Story on Tiger Barb
List Animal Stories on Tiger Barb
More info at Animal-World
Jennifer - 2009-03-02
My mother and I once had five Tiger barbs with about 5 Red-Tailed tinfoil barbs, a bala shark, a columbian shark, an iridescent shark, 2 corydoras (one bronze, one pepper) and 2 very big plecos. They ate the fins off most of the tinfoils, resulting in their deaths, and only one is still living at 13 years of age. We had to get rid of the tiger barbs because of their destructive ways. They really are rather nippy, and can be... somewhat of a hazard to big, slow fish. Keep them in schools of seven or more, and they should be content.

Reply
Animal-World info on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
Jennifer - 2009-03-02
I keep 2 red-tailed tinfoils in a community tank of only 58 gallons. yes, only 58. and they're doing great. They have very good coloring and seem content to poke at their coral all day. The two we have are inseparable chums and swim side by side at all times. One is 13 years old, the other is about 7. They are extremely gentle with the other fish. I bought an Albino corydoras a few weeks ago, and I swear, I was so scared they were going to eat him at meal times. The cory looked much bigger at the store, and when we took him home we realized he was smaller than their mouths and looked like fishy flake food. not good, right? I was watching them at feeding time, and like usual, the little Albino clown was swimming around like he was taking a Sunday drive. The biggest of my tinfoils swooped (quite literally) in to snatch him up, stopped with his nose practically touching him, did a double take, then turned and swam away. The cory just kept swimming like nothing happened. He could have been a tasty meal for my tinfoil, yeah? I'm certainly impressed by how large and gentle these guys are!! If you have space, unlike me, you should seriously consider getting a pair! 8) a very good fish indeed

Reply
Animal-World info on Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
sven - 2009-01-22
A lovely fish. Very entertaining and very mini-pacu like!

Reply
Amy - 2008-12-23
I have had my 3 tinfoil barbs for about 3 yrs now and I love them. They are about 6 to 8 inches long. they live with 4 silvers dollars and 2 angel fish. Everyone gets along good. I have them in a 55 gallon tank. I didn't realize how much you can feed them until reading some of the posts here, so I am going to try some of the new things I read. One thing I do give mine that they love is frozen brine shrimp. Mine also jump and splash you while feeding.

Reply
Animal-World info on Bala Shark
Animal Story on Bala Shark
List Animal Stories on Bala Shark
More info at Animal-World
Sagar Shiwakoti - 2008-12-23
Well, my smaller bala shark has been dead for nearly two months now and i have bought a new one in its place. But, the bigger one is still alive and as before-the center of attraction. Another one is also healthy, lively and growing day by day. They both swim together, chase one another and entertain the spectators.
I never have had a problem with them, but if small bala sharks are reluctant to eat the pellets then there is a chance that their strength may wane day per day and they may die.
Just that to take care of(plus temperature around 25 degrees)and you have a wonderful aquarium with the balas.
And let me tell you one more thing-they are the quietest creatures that go together with goldfish in you aquarium.

Reply
Animal-World info on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Red-tail Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
bob - 2008-12-16
Tinfoil barbs and red tails, also golden ones, are easy to care for. Your crazy and cruel if you don't have a 120+ gallon tank as they need copious amounts of filtration and water movement. They love live foods and get along with most fish if fed well and balnced mix of fish. I have 5 with a butterfly koi, 2 blood parrots, 2 kissing gouramies, and a 6 inch blue crayfish. They all get along great. But beware! they love to jump and swoop at food when they feed at the surface. They play chase the leader a lot. They are not fighting but love room to swim. Enjoy your fish and don't forget "how would you like to live in a shoe box with several others" buy bigger tanks please...

Reply
Animal-World info on Tiger Barb
Animal Story on Tiger Barb
List Animal Stories on Tiger Barb
More info at Animal-World
Joseph jr. - 2008-12-04
I have a tiger barb and an albino one. My tiger barb (reggie) is with me for more then a month now. When I added the albino(albi) and a comet goldfish (cory), reggie tend to bother the two; but when I put them in the aquarium after cleaning it reggie stops after a few hours. On saturday I will buy some more tiger barbs to make reggie stop nipping on cory's fins, but I think all of them are like happy friends. I even think that reggie likes albi and if one of them becomes pregnant I will separate them in another place, and cory and the other fishes will live happily ever after.

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World