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Stephenie Neff - 2012-12-10
I have 6 tinfoils in a 75 gallon tank. I'm using them to cycle the tank. I know 6 is too many for a 75, but at the time they were only a dollar each. I don't plan on keeping all of them anyway. They are very active, playing in all of the ornaments. A lot of 'follow the leader' chasing through the logs. I plan on getting cichlids, but am getting used to the tinfoils. At least they don't hide all the time. Very hardy fish, my water is somewhat messed up, but they live in it ok. I will probably end up keeping some of them, even when I get my cichlids.

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nm123 - 2011-11-07
I just got 1 SILVER SHARK and I was wondering if I can't fit it in a 30 gal wide with one angelfish and a red tailed shark, Cory and a clown pleco oh and 2 silver tip tetras?

PLEASE GET BACK TO ME ASAP I love this fish so much and don't want to see it die.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-08
    No they won't fit except if very young and that is a stretch. Scroll up in the article and you will see that 70 gallons minimum is recommended for this one fish - preferably 140 gallons. Another problem is if a fish can fit another fish in his mouth - they will consider it food.
  • nm123 - 2011-11-08
    what about just the silver shark nothing else
  • nm123 - 2011-11-09
    What about if just the silver shark lives in the tank its wider horizontally than vertically.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-13
    When they are stessed in a small tank they will try and jump out of your tank and kill themselves. They also need to be in groups or the same thing will happen
  • Juliette - 2012-02-18
    I have three balas and they are now aged 10 years, beautiful fish very harmonious. Never have any of my balas eaten the fry of any other fish that have bred in my tank (including yellow labs (chiclids) and yes they live together very well). They were in a 180 litre tank until recently. The only time they jumped was during feeding for the floating food so as far as I can see they will thrive in a smaller tank but a larger tank is better for them as they will display a more natural behaviour. Two of them are (I believe) displaying a courtship ritual by rubbing,pecking and swimming together.
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Anonymous - 2010-01-13
Hey, Kyle, that only applies as a GENERAL rule. If you have many live plants you can support a higher bioload. If you have superior filtration you can support a higher bioload.

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Anonymous - 2012-11-11
I was wondering if it would be safe to get one for my Oscar fish?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-12
    Oscar will see this fish as a meal.
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Jason Remigio III - 2009-01-27
I have kept Longfin Leopard Danios in sets of 5 for 3 years. They are very good to start with. I don't know why they would go to the bottom of the aquarium under the gravel along with its other buddies. They have been disappearing one at a time after 2 and half years already.

Jason

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S. A. - 2009-08-16
I started with just two longfin leopard danios and luckily got a male and female. When the females belly looked as if she was pregnant I moved both to a 3 gallon tank for about 3-4 days and when she went back to normal size I then moved them both back to the 50 gallon with my other tropicals. I now have about 80-90 babies. Almost microscopic at first, and about the size of a newborn guppy now after almost 2 months. Love these fish, a lot of fun to watch play.

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  • paige - 2012-02-14
    I have 4 leopard danio and one of them has just died so now I have 3 but I would like to breed them but I don't know if I have too many or unless they fight a lot and that's why one of them died, I think. Help me
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Bill - 2012-09-30
I have two yellow fin tin foils. I also have a 12' bala shark,12' pleco,2 blue garomies,3 danios,cory cat,pitca cat,flying fox cat,red tail shark, albino red tailed shark, south american cichlid. This is all in a 55 gallon tank, the black red tailed shark calmed my tin foils down the first week. This is a busy tank , but some of my fish are 9 years old.

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patrick - 2011-07-16
Can you use fake foliage in the aquarium or do I need to use real plants with these?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-07-17
    You can use whatever you like. Plastic plants work great!
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Prabha - 2012-01-22
Don believe all the others say.....its not a peaceful fish...its very aggressive..:)i have 2 7inch tinfoil barbs and they just killed my 5 inch oscar and 2 6inch gold fishes by plucking out their eyes...remember guys these fish first attack the eyes make them blind and then start attacking all over their body...dono wat to do with them...my tank seems a bit of lonely with them two

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    Here's a couple thoughts on why your fish are so aggressive. Rather than your fish being the Red-tail Tinfoil Barb, Barbonymus altus, you may have the Tinfoil, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii. Tinfoil Barbs are the most commonly found in the pet trade, they are often confused with and sold as the Red-tail Tinfoil, and they are known to be more agressive. Also, both of these fish get quite large, 10'+ for the Red-tail, and 14'+ for the Tinfoil. In smaller tanks fish can become aggressive, feeling crowded and in competition for food and habitat. To help prevent aggression, these fish should be kept in at least 100 gallon aquarium.
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Anonymous - 2012-09-19
Good comment John, 'Having a good enough filter to rid the Tinfoil Red Tail Barb waste. To add to this: I also do a water change every 2 weeks. I feed my fish 2 times a day, this keeps the Tinfoil Red Tail Barb full, which leads to less of a desire to pick on smaller fish . My two Tinfoil Red Tail Barb's are in a 40+ gallon tank with 1 black shark, 2 tiger barbs, 2 blue guami's, 1 gold guami, and an algea eater. All extremely satisfied living with each other.

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