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Ryan Scannell - 2006-02-07
Hey, i have the biggest algae eater in the world. he was given to me by a friend. take a guess how big he is, 22 INCHES LONG! no joke. he has no aggressive behaivor what so ever. it gets pretty tough to get him out of the tank to clean it!

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jj - 2006-02-07
I have 2 alage eaters. iv had them only for a month or two but i think they are great. they are really fun to watch too.

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Ruth - 2006-02-07
have just got 5 of the green barbs and i love them. i love the colour of them and they remind me of a small group of soldiers in camoflauge when they school together. i also have two blue gourami and they don't bother them at all or the other fish. they don't really school together all the time either. they seem happy enough to swim around in pairs or alone sometimes. they can be quite playful and fun to watch.

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Anonymous - 2006-01-22
These fish are truly elegant and beautiful! I LOVE my rosybarb! They are a little aggressive at the beginning but they settle down.

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renee - 2006-01-17
I've had a small Chinese algae eater (@ 1&1/2inch) in my tank for two weeks. She was getting quite efficient after adjusting, but by the end of the first week I noticed she was also nipping at the larger Shubunkins (2), most especially the female. The Shubus are peaceful and just dodged her. But when I noticed after 12 days that the female's "flipper" fin was almost completely gone I immediately went on the net hunt. Apparently CAE's don't always wait to get aggressive, and now I have a "Nemo" with a lucky fin. Dodger goes back to be traded for something less interactive--lovely fish, but can be deadly!!

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Robert - 2006-01-12
I have one Red tail Tinfoil Barb. He is the best. I am getting a 90 US gal tank this month because he is getting so big for the 20 US gal tank we now have. I have a Red tail Tinfoil Barb , Angel fish , 2 kissing fish , 2 pleco , Rope fish , Laetacara Dorsigera dwarf Cichlid , They all get along! The TFB will nudge a little at the angel fish but harmless. These fish are for anyone who is going to upgrade to a bigger tank. Like Toney the Tiger said,"THERE GRRReat!" Ps. They do love live plants.

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Jerry - 2006-01-08
I have 2 bala sharks and they are very fast swimmers and dont really bother any other fish but they do nibble plants. they have really shiny scales and look really nice when the fish turns.

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ThE cAt - 2005-12-14
my friend has a simalar-looking fish that ate other fish. BE CAREFUL!

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Animal-World info on Cherry Barb
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Nicole S. - 2005-12-06
I have a male and female cherry barb. They are amiable to each other, but don't appear to be really interested in mating at this time. The male is a very bright red whereas the female looks more brownish-red. The male especially likes to eat off of the driftwood in the tank. They really like frozen brine shrimp.

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Darren Lim - 2005-12-02
Thanks alot! i'm a 14 year old boy from Singapore and after your help from this website, my cherry barbs have finally spawned! Anyway thanks!

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