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Kristianne Delorme - 2006-12-13
I have 3 tinfoils, 4 tigers, 3 albino tigers, 3 green barbs, 3 pepper corys, 2 pleco, 2 african dwarf frogs, 1 columbian shark, and 2 iridescent sharks... all in at 30 gallon tank. the tinfoils jump when i feed them. I feed them flake, pellet and bloodworms, they LOVE the bloodworms. they are a hearty fish. i like them, they all school together and they all leave my frogs alone. i recommend them.

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kev - 2006-12-10
while i'm no expert i am left wondering why two people say they have bred/egg layer siler sharks/bala fish yet according to the REAL experts its never happened and is impossible to breed these in captivity/normal fishtank.
be interesting to see some proof from the ones that have ''bred'' from these fish, who knows you might even be famous

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Diane - 2006-12-01
I love my Tiger Barb! I have a 30 gal high tank. I started out with white clouds, danios, tiger barbs, and mollies. Unfortunately all the fish died after a year or so except 1 tiger barb and 1 FAT orange balloon mollie. He now lives with 2o plus mollies(babies 1 inch or so and some up to 2 -2.5 inches long), a pleco, a corycat and 4 gold barbs. He just LOVES everyone. NEVER have I seen him nip at any of them...they all swim together!

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Michael Kuhn - 2006-11-28
I bought 2 Tinfoil barbs when I was a child. They were VERY easy to care for. They lived well with large Angel fish for a time. They didn't seem to mind a high PH, or change in temperature. I enjoyed watching them make a big splash coming up for food. The female lived for over 21 years. The male was alone after that, and is still going strong at 34+ years of age. I don't know if this is a record or not, but I'm afraid he will outlive me now!!

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sally - 2006-11-27
I wish I had done more research before getting mine - the pet store just told me they were great fish but nothing about how fast or large they get. Lately I notice my zebra fish slowly disappearing. I think I might end up putting them in their own tank to avoid any more problems.

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mario - 2006-11-24
I have 2 tiger barb and 2 danios and two more guppies in a 20 gallon and they are all happy:] I always feed them flake food and freeze dried blood worms,as a treat.

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Austin - 2006-11-20
My friend has bred Bala Sharks for a year in a tank and they reproduced very rapidly so he had to quit because he did not have enough room for them.

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A8nTT585kg - 2006-11-19
I have 3 bala sharks and they are school fish, so if you are going to get one i suggest you get a big tank. But over all they are fun to watch. one of mine sometimes rams against the glass but they are really fun. A good and nice color for them is dark black if they are healthy.

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Monroe - 2006-11-09
I have two Tinfoil Barbs, two Red-bellied Pacus, two Algae Eaters, and three Clown Loaches in a 50-gallon tank. I've had the Barbs since I started the tank (2 1/2yrs.) The Barbs were approximately 2 1/2-3 inches when I bought them. Now, they are unbelievable at around 9 1/2 inches! They LOVE the tank. If you give them lots of space they'll grow, they'll grow like you wouldn't believe! A year ago I bought 5 Masoic Crabs to accent the tank. The Barbs ate all of them in about a week. Two of my Clown Loaches are very small. One trick I've learned to keep the Barbs from eating them is to keep my Aquarium lights on all night. in a way, it seems that the Barbs behave very well if they think someone's watching!:)

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Sherri - 2006-10-28
I'm a good fan of tiger barbs and i recently purchased 2 Moss and 2 Regular tiger barbs. I also have one grown tiger barb and a grown albino tetra. usually barbs do not go well when there is only one but i had good luck with it and my tetra. I bought the others because i loved them, and i thought i should play it safe. =)

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