Animal Stories - Cyprinids


Animal-World info on Bala Shark
Animal Story on Bala Shark
List Animal Stories on Bala Shark
More info at Animal-World
ben hills - 2006-06-10
my silver shark is a baby but i have heard that they grow to 13 inches. i am trying to breed them but have had no success, but i am still trying.

Reply
Animal-World info on Albino Tiger Barb
Animal Story on Albino Tiger Barb
List Animal Stories on Albino Tiger Barb
More info at Animal-World
SuperLimpet23 - 2006-06-06
I have recently brought three green and an albino tiger barb and put them in a tank with our two regular tigers. They have shoaled together really well and our regular tigers are now fighting less. I also have a red-tail black shark and eight live-bearers, none of which have received any grief from the barbs, but our two angel fish did. Don't mix barbs with fish with long fins such as the siamese fighting fish. Ideally barbs should be the last additions to a community tank.
All barbs make beautiful and fastinating additions to any tank.

Reply
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
Louise Taylor - 2006-05-24
I have 2 sucking loaches and i keep them in a big tank with my 2 gold fish and fan tails. I have had them for almost a year now and they ignore the other fish, it might just be because they are the smallest things in my tank and are scared they might be eaten or they have no need to be aggressive yet.
They like to swim against the filter and swim through the bubbler. They also tend to jump out of their bucket when im cleaning them out.
When i got them i didnt know much about them, what temperature water they need, what ph or what to feed them, but suprisingly they have been living happily in my cold water tank eating fish flakes and have even laid little yellow eggs on a plant. i moved it to a separate bucket not thinking they would hatch, and now i have loads of tiny newly hatched sucking loaches which im feeding fryfood and i dont really know what to do with them if they all survive.

Reply
mark - 2006-05-15
I recently bought one for my home tank 55 gallons. When I put the fish I could barely see the back of the tank through all the algae build up. Within 1 day there was a tremendous difference and within 2 weeks all the algae was gone and I am now turning rocks over trying to find some old algae so it can eat. I highly recommend these fish for tank cleaning but beware they are aggressive. I have one of these in with four black skirt tetras, 3 hatchetfish and 3 giant danios. I have often seen the algae eater chasing some of the other fish but they get away. Also, it will soon run out of algae to eat so will purchase some algae wafers or something.

Reply
Animal-World info on Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
Bryan Ooi - 2006-05-09
I got one golden variety of tinfoil bard. When first i had no interest in this fish until I met the gold variety. It seem very peaceful and doesnt eat up my zebra danios or bullying my pleco. Its beautiful and shining under the light. A++

Reply
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
Dave - 2006-04-26
I have a little yellow suckerfish. He is cool. He is also very lazy, and my tank is rather dirty. I have had the grey ones before, but I liked the color of the little yellow guy, so I decided to buy him. he is very peaceful and just sits there sucking on things, not fish though, unless they are dead.

Reply
Andrew Garrah - 2006-04-23
i have had a ten gallon aquarium in my room for about a year now. i at one point had a betta, two gold gourami, nine neon tetras, and two chinese algae eaters. i only have the two algae eaters left and one tetra. i found the gouramis are very teritorial. how ever my one algae eaters, 'zig zag', has become very fat in the last two days after i cleaned the tank. the two seem to be courting. i dont know much about my tanks ph or temp levels as i just ran out of tests. they have been fending each other off of the area below a sunken log but from what other fish do i beleive i am about to have a tank full of little algea eaters.

Reply
Animal-World info on Tinfoil Barb
Animal Story on Tinfoil Barb
List Animal Stories on Tinfoil Barb
More info at Animal-World
Josh - 2006-04-14
i have a fully grown parrot cichlid & 2 smaller tin foil barbs (recently introduced to the tank). They seem to be bullying my parrot cichlid (he's lingering in the corner, etc...)-I'm considering doing something after a little experimentation but beware to all you parrot cichlid owners

Reply
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
Amber - 2006-04-03
My brother has a goldish brown colored Chinese with spots. He's pretty cool I thought. My tank was starting to get a little scummy. So I asked my brother if I could borrow him to clean my tank. That was the worst mistake ever. It ate 5 small/baby snails, 1 snail that was bigger than it was, baby guppies, and 2 ghost shrimp. Then it tried eating my black moor! And it was friends with the 2 black moors in my brothers tank. It tried even killing my dragon fish which is like at least an inch by now. probably longer. It's an evil psycho killer fish. And it tries to jump out of its tank. It jumped behind my brothers fish tank into a box of clothes when he was cleaning it. I think it's just his fish that's a killer psycho fish. My poor fish are now fine and the black moors fins are growing back. Which scared me to death. I wonder if he knows that I was right about it being a kiler psycho fish. So far he's laughed at me. But buyers beware for the ones who are mean!!

Reply
jacob - 2006-03-30
I have a Gold Gourami and two Chinese algae eaters. I used to have two Gold Gouramis but one of them died of Ick. I only had him for two days. Anyway, I just bought two Chinese algae eaters and im waiting to see what happens and how big they will grow. By the sounds of it they seem pretty aggressive and im kind of starting to change my mind about keeping them. But, i saw my Gold chasing the Chinese around. No nibbling on the fins yet. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Good luck!

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