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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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Valerie - 2006-10-02
I have had my small bala sharks for a few weeks now, and i would recommend them to anybody who wishes to start their own aquarium. Over the weeks i have learned a few things about these little fellows.
The first thing i realised was how timid a fish they are. They tend to stay close to one another and tend to hid behind plants (or under the water heater in my case) when you approach the tank too fast or if you turn on the overhead light. They don't seem to mind having other fish in the tank, they do however keep their space. (My friend put in two neons, approximately 1/4" long, and though the bala's ignore them they do tend to stay on the opposite side of the tank.
The bala's also prefer to eat live things. When i put the flake food in the tank sometimes my fish won't eat it. They will if they are hungry but whenever i put in brine shrimp or mosquito larva they go crazy and eat as much as they can, even pushing back their timid tendancies. They don't care if you watch or if the neons are near the food.
I started off my temperature at 76 degrees (farenheit) like most sites recommend. My bala's however did become more active once i raised the temp to 82 degrees. any more or any less and they tend to drift slowly around my tank, while at 82 they seem perfectly happy.
My Bala's however do still pose one problem for me; they jump, frequently, and their bodies prove it. Luckily they heal quickly and any small injuries (black spots on the body, and the occassional loose scale) heal rapidly and do not change the fishes overall behavior.
These fish are very easy to care for.

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Scotty - 2006-10-01
I have been keeping a Longfin Leopard Danios for a while and they do really good with Lyretail Mollys.

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Skizza - 2006-09-13
I've had my silvershark for about three and a half years now. He started off as being about five-six centimetres and being quite skinny. Now he is a well bodied fish about 20cm in length. I found this fish to be quite a fast growing fish feeding on bloodworms. he is quite a timid fish and does scare quite easily.

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... - 2006-09-12
the blue danio is a very hardy fish, my sister kept it with gold fish and platys and it survived the 'green' water!

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