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Lucy - 2003-11-30
Lovely, efficient fish, but beware. They are smart little devils and will climb. I had about five square inches of open space, a gap in the hood for my filter. Low and behold, the little sucker managed to climb out of the tank and on to the floor. Also, this fish can be territorial, and if in the right mind will have its way. My second, the fish that preceded the little worm who climbed his way to my living room carpet, had a huge territory problem, he would suck the scales off fish who entered it. I gave him a rock cave to please him, but then he stopped EaTiNg, heaven knows why.

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Jeremy - 2003-11-29
I have 2 albino tinfoil barbs 6 1/2 inches in length and 2 normal tinfoil barbs 8 1/2 inches in length. they live in a 300 gallon with a 5 inch pleco. also theres bout 1000,0000,0000 zebra danios which they feed on, its so cool to watch them gobble up these little speed demons. Ive had my barbs for about 7 months now and are the most awesome fish i have ever owned the tank is filled with many aquatic plants and black gravel which really make the tinfoil barbs stand out well. i sugest these fish to anyone that has the time,patience and of coarse a big enough tank for these whales :)

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Anonymous - 2003-11-18
A very good fish. Lively and peacable. Years ago I had a school of 6 in a 240 gallon tank. Even thought they grew quite large they never bother my smaller fish which included dozens of feeder guppies (which are kind of interesting in their own right.)

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Dish - 2003-11-05
A very beautiful fish to add to your aquarium! Easy to feed and take care of...enjoy!!

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IAN cOUZENS - 2003-09-20
I have four 5 inch long Tinfoil Barbs together with Bala sharks and silver Dollars. They are exstreamly greedy fish, giving the others a good work-out when trying to feed.They seem to be getting larger by the day, so I suggest you have a large tank.

IAN COUZENS

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Sheri Holder - 2003-09-14
I have 2 tanks, 2 30 gals. 1 tank has a 10 in. adult tinfoil barb, 3 Bala Sharks, 3 Albino Cory Cats and a Plocostomusumusums..... whatever. The Tinfoil Barb is a male, color and agressiveness tell me this, love the beast he will get in my hand if I put it in the tank. The other is full, 4 young albino Tinfoil barbs, 4 young Bala Sharks,, 3 albino cory cats and 2 Plocostomi (snicker)
I will be purchasing a 1000 gal tank before to long if the Barbs get as big as the one in the other tank.
SLH

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raul morin - 2003-08-24
i love this fish!!! it is the coolest fish ever. and it
is just so cool to tell all your friends you have a shark.(you can even threaten some people with it)

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michelle - 2003-08-17
I have kept one of these fish in a non heated four ft tank with mexican walking fish and it ate all my algae so they do work in cold water or at least for me it did unfortunatly my walking fish ate it not long after!
now i have another one in the same tank but now it is a heated tank with tropical fish my algue eater however is not the same as the one pictured as i have an albino morph of this species its a nice golden colour. my fish is only 2 inches and is friendly and fun to watch.

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NATE - 2003-08-12
Tin foil barbs are great they love to eat feeder fish. I have three of them with all kinds of fish in one tank. I have a shark oscar three tin foils 5 bottom feeders one albino shark an african chiclid and some other medium fish I had many smaller fish but when the tim foils grew to be bigger they eat all the small fish. FUN GREAT FISH.

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