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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.

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Shez - 2008-11-12
My 2 algae eaters are only about 2 inches (5 cm) long. Recently one of them changed color, patterns on its skin (stripes to spots) and behavior. He was living peacefully in the warm water tank until one day he started attacking my betta and my angel. I put them both in with my big gold fish (10 cm or about 4 inches) and they still attacked the other fish. I have kept algae eaters in a cold water tank before with gold fish and others and they lived fine together, only now I've noticed aggression. What size are they when they mature...

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Christie - 2008-11-03
My husband & I have 4 in a 120gal tank. We've only had them for a few months now, but WOW, have they grown. And they are great to watch! Between them and our 4 Boesmani Rainbow's, it's a sight to see! They all seem to dart around together until the Gourami makes his appearance, and then playtime is over! We'd like to get a bigger tank just to get some more Bala's. They really are awesome fish. And to answer the other guys question, from what I've been told, you can't breed the Bala's in a tank. They only breed in the TRUE wild, in a river. Not sure if that's true, but it's what I was told!

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Carole - 2008-10-30
I've had my Chinese Algae Eater for seven years. He is about 6 inches long and about the thickness of my thumb. (I have large hands) He gets along fine with my kissing gourami, silver dollar fish and two bleeding heart tetras. I just introduced 3 glo-fish which stay at the top of the tank. So far he doesn't bother anyone.

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Donald - 2008-10-28
I Have owned these fish for 5 years and had no problems with them. I have 2 in a 55g tank, lots of fun they are. Didn't know much about them at first but got to know them. As you know, if you own some they do not like to be taken out of the tank to clean it, they will jump all over. When I moved they were out of the tank for 1 hour and one was up side down. Thought that he was a goner but got him in the tank and he was fine. They play a lot and love to hit one another with their tail. Don't know how to breed them. Would love to know how but can't find much about it and if I did breed them it would have to be in a tank of its own as my albino frog wold eat the eggs. Hhe is 6 years old and 10in. Don't know why he is so big but he doesn't seem to bother the Bala Shark or silver shark. If any own knows how to breed them I would love to know how. Thanks.

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-pili- - 2008-10-27
I have one that's about 5-6 inches in my 160 gallon pond, and yes they do harrass the other fish.

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Fie - 2008-10-18
Its weird because no one has ever seen them breed, but I accidently bred them over the summer.

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Lyndsay - 2008-10-15
DO NOT keep only one tiger barb in your tank with other fish! I had 6 barbs and 5 fell victims to ich disease. The one we have left just killed two other fish by nipping at their fins so badly, they were left with no fins at all- just their torso. He did this in 4 days only! We are taking him back to the pet store we purchased him at because we can't bear to see any of our other fish killed by his biting. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP MORE THAN ONE BARB! He was fine until the rest died, and then all hell broke loose :(

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ststavrino - 2008-10-09
I have a couple of tinfoil barbs, 1 red tail and 1 albino, in a 400lt tank. The older one is about 3 years old and almost 20cm and the other is 2 years old and 15 cm long. Both of them are active swimmers and always move around the tank. I am very pleased with them, they are timid and shy and they are getting along very well with the other fish (2 red parrots, 3 severums, 1 silver dollar, 1 geophagus, 3 clown loaches, 3 botia, 1 pleco, 2 synodontis, 1 royal pleco, 2 kribensis, 1 keyhole cichild etc.). For sure I suggest them for an "active" tank!

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Lisa - 2008-09-02
i just bought some silver sharks just wondering do they hav teeth ? could you please get back to me

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