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Amina - 2008-02-18
Today I just bought 3 tiger barbs. I hope that I will enjoy them! They are so cute and thanks to this website, I know the difference between males and females. :) :) :)

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ems - 2008-02-18
I have had two bala sharks for two years in my 75 gallon aquarium together with 2 albino hammer head sharks which are about 10 years old. Six months ago I decided to put them in the pond since the hammer head grew so big that the aquarium leaks frquently. The bala shark does not jump off the edges of the pond and I dont think that they eat live fishes since I added lots of swordtails and mollies. They bred rapidly and the bala shark does not eat the small ones. The bala sharks are good in community tanks.

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Andy - 2008-02-15
I had a red tinfoil for awhile, and I accidentally killed it as I was cleaning the tank, On the top glass I used 4 drops of bleach to clear up the glass, and one slid down into the tank. About one minute later it was swimming upside down. When it died, I had it with about 20 1-week-old bluegill and one 2-pound blue gill (I have a bluegill pond next to my house). But before that it was in with another tinfoil, 2 bala sharks, and 2 silver dollars. A great family fish, except once a baby bluegill was chasing it around the tank and the tinfoil ate it.

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Sonn - 2008-02-12
I've had a CAE for awhile now. I would really really not recommend them for anyone who cannot provide a separate living space when they get larger. They eat tons of algae when they are small but when they get older and larger their diets completely change mine now prefers "meatier" foods over algae or any other vegetable based food. And if you do plan on putting this fish with other species make sure it is fast enough to get away or it will be a snack to this guy/girl.

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Andrea - 2008-02-07
I'm a starter aquarist. I'm only 12. I have three tiger barbs and they are so happy. I take very good care of them and their tank. For their roommates I also have three sail fin mollies and an algea eater. They are very friendly but you want to keep them in groups or they are quiet and scared {they hide alot}. But when they are with buddies they are a load of fun to watch. They are fast and exciting fish. I have a 10 gallon tank in my room. I put all of them in and they love company. Ifeed them breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they are very happy and comfortable. Their names are dash, stripe and quickster and they are a wonderful starting fish. They are very hardy and they really make a hobby grow, so the tiger barb is recommended =]

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Angela - 2008-02-01
I have had a Chinese Algae eater for a couple of months now and I tntroduced him into an aquarium with my Betta (bad idea). The algae eater started out OK, but now he constantly attacks the Betta. It seems that wherever the Betta goes to hide, the algae eater seeks him out. Also, I keep my aquarium plenty warm but he does not seem to keep the tank very clean. I just cleaned it tonight and there was algae coated on everything.

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Hamish Gooden - 2008-01-23
I have a tank with two bala sharks, three mollies, four feeder fish, two barbs and one tiger barb. They are both 4 inches. I've only had them for a week, but it's great to watch them swim and chase each other. I love bala sharks a lot. Ever since I saw a bala shark, i could never get over them.

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Nicholas - 2008-01-01
Tiger Barbs are my most favorite fish. Their stripes are really cool. I love to watch them swim in my tank. I feed them tropical flakes and keep the tank clean. They get along with my other two Highfin Tetras good. They are also like vacuum cleaners. I love Tiger Barbs! I hope to find out what other people like about them.

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tom - 2008-01-01
Don't let the Bala Shark fool you. He is swift and calm for the most part in the tank but he does like to dominate. I had no ideal he would do what he did but I bought 6 neon tetras to add to my 75 gallon tank and a rainbow shark. They all seemed to be getting along ok all day. The Bala was curious about the tetras but did not seem to hound them. The next morning I got up to feed them and 2 of my neon tetras vanished. The Bala shark ate them. He is the only fish big enough in my tank to do this. He looked quite pleased and content as to say "Thank you for the great meal". My Bala shark is about 6 inches long and thanks to his tetra hunger a little fat in the belly for a week of so.

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Elliott - 2007-12-29
I have just bought 6 tiger barbs today and they are doing great. I was going to put more fish with my barbs but I dont know which kind. I hope my fish are gonna be ok in my 10 gallon tank.

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