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Anonymous - 2011-01-01
My Barbs are all look like females all the fish in the shop looked the same
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  • nm123 - 2011-11-28
    This is normal for this type of fish for you to think they are all (feamales/males) beacause the rosy barb is an egg layer meaning they are not as easy to tell if they are male or female. What I do if I only want a male or a female is look at one of the fish and see if it's fatter than most of the other fish. That is most likely a female and if you want a male try to find a smaller well fed rosy barb in the tank.
  • bill - 2012-05-25
    Rosy barbs are very easy to distinguish sex. If they are very young however, much of the time they will all appear a yellow to gold color. In more mature individuals the sex can be determined by the color of the animal. Males being a bright pink to red and females being a gold to beige color.
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Maeve - 2012-05-23
My friends brother has 2 danios and a black moor. Both danios have bitten his fins and tail off.

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Maeve - 2012-05-20
I have heard about them being agressive and that they eat alot, but i found that out after i had bought him. It seem to eat a lot of tubiflex so i let him eat alot of that. But he doesnot eat much of the flake food i give him. I have an oranda and 2 platties in my tank as well as him though 1 of the platties is in a breeding net as she is pregnant. I have seen no signs of him showing agression to the others. Will he get more agressive soon or what? I do not know what to do! Plz help!

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Laura - 2006-03-12
These are great fish and very entertaining. but, they eat ALL of the food in the tank! So far I am down 2 fish b/c the barbs hog all the food.

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  • gighi - 2012-02-22
    They hog all the food because they're omnivores and they're growing ALL the time.
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Fish Master - 2010-02-07
I would like to point out that Siamese Algae Eaters and Chinese Algae Eaters are two different breeds. Chinese Alage Eaters tend to become agressive while their Siamese cousins do not. Siamese Algae Eaters also tend to eat algae much better.

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  • Fishin\' for Worry - 2010-11-27
    Fish Master, do CAEs eat goldfish?
  • jamieladie - 2012-04-25
    I thought they were the same, that the two names were inter-exchangeable. If this is not true then how do you tell the difference? We are a novice couple. We have two, and I'm sure one is pregnant
  • jamieladie - 2012-04-26
    And now I am so sad because I found the one I thought to be pregnant dead. I was so excited too :(
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Clayton - 2005-12-16
I have a pair of them, they are really interesting to watch. The first day I brought home the 2nd of the pair it was chased around constantly, until the lights came on the next morning, atleast 12 hours. I tend to have to over feed the fish to keep the community tank happy, this really seems to keep the nipping to a minimum. Also slightly colder than recommended temp at 75-76'. All combined this seems to keep them from being thugs. I must say that I do see chasing each other as I'm writing this. they are nose to nose fighting. But so far not one other fish has been nipped. I have 7 tiger barbs, 2 dwarf gourami,4 golden barbs,
2 Clown barbs, and 1 swordtail platy.

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Kevin LoPresti - 2012-04-12
Not so. I have Zebra Danios and they do not even bother the Neons. They do not bother any of the other fish not even the Guppies. That person may not feed his Danios enough food. You should feed them several times a day in small portions.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-13
    Zebras Danios are pretty peaceful. They do nip fins at times but other then that are very easy going little fish. Their fast group swimming can however stress other fish out.
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Jesse - 2012-04-05
I would like to know how to tell the sex of my 3 Tin foil barbs. Also someone stated that if someone had photos of tinfoil barbs showing their red fins and tail to post them but not sure how to post them here.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-06
    There are really no tell tale visual differences between the male and female. You will just have to wait and see what happens. To post just click and follow the directions
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Pinky - 2012-04-05
I have two in my 30 gallon tank with my guppies. They are really good they don't even try to eat the babies. They chase each other. One has a strip on both sides going from head to tail and the other one doesn't.

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nm1223 - 2012-01-26
Help my torpedo barb is chasing my new giant danio. I don't know why this happening can someone help asap plz

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  • David Brough - 2012-01-26
    The barb is probably territorial so a new fish in the aquarium is a threat. Try getting more barbs to keep him occupied and spread the aggression around to other fish.
  • Robert Ryan - 2012-04-01
    I had the opposite problem my giant danio was chasing my roseline shark so I got two more roseline sharks and now all of my danios and roseline sharks swim together. I dont know if that helps but it worked for me :)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-02
    You can also try re-arranging the tank to force the barb to find a ne territory. Both of those fish should really be in a school.
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