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Doug - 2009-03-13
Don't know why it's not on here but zebra danios will kill neon tetras. I have had fish for 15yrs & every time I put zebras in my tank they kill my neons. It's happened 6 differnt times. Has anyone else had this problem?

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  • chad - 2010-02-19
    I have 4 glofish and one zebra danio. I recently added one glow light tetra and it was very calm. I thought these fish would get along, but now two days after I buy the tetra; I come home and my glofish had killed my tetra.
  • Gord - 2010-04-21
    I have had the same experience. I have introduced neons to a community of danios and bloodfins twice, and the neons disappeared within a two or three weeks. I would advise against trying to house them together.
  • caity - 2010-05-24
    eeee really I have not got them yet but I am getting soon. Do the zebra danios eat the neon tetras I have them :(
  • lps - 2010-07-25
    I'm having that same exact problem! How do I stop it from happening?!
  • w. r - 2011-01-16
    Yes, I first started my new tank with 1 zebra danio and yesterday I bought a neon tetra soonest I put it in the tank the zebra started to chase him, I return it to the store and came with another zebra and the biggest one started to chase the small zebra, are this fish crazy or what?, I think that they might need xanax.
  • Alden Finnie - 2011-09-10
    Wow, That's weird. I have 18 neon Tetras and 6 Zebra Danios. They get along fine and it's been 8 months. The Danios only seem to harmlessly bother each other. Chasing each other in a big circle around a rock.
    Thanks though. I'll keep an eye on them.
  • carla - 2011-09-15
    Hi I would just like to say that I disagree with you, as I have danios and tetra living together, and have had no problems. They are highly compatable. Mine have been living together for over 6 months and are very happy together,
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-18
    We have had 2 danios in with our tetras for over a year and there has been no problem. The male danio chases the female and the tetra very aggressively, but that is all.
  • Kim - 2011-12-01
    I have 8 big zebra danios and I had 24 neon tetras, I now have 7 neons left! I had never thought of this before, but they are the only fish big enough to eat the neons, so it has to be them! Damn it they have decimated the neons, going to have to sell the danios I think.
  • Tanya Altice - 2012-02-20
    When I had my tank I learned that a) you have to provide schools for each fish danios like at least 5 like fish in the tank. Neons like even more than that. b) generally you buy neons very small! and and small new fish don't do well with established bigger fish. So I would say get a small 5gal tank and set it up for a school of about 8 neons and let them get bigger than what you normaly buy them. Then put them in your tank with the others and give your danios some friends to play with so they will leave the others alone. Also neons aren't very hardy. I have had several trips around and around with neons where they simply die within a week of buying them. So be prepared to spend some time building a good school of neons.
  • Alonzo T. Fells II - 2012-04-15
    I have to disagree with that. I had group of 5 zerbra danios and they never had bother the neon or the rest of mine tetras. Yea, a little bit of fish nipping but they play tag with mine rams lol
  • Maeve - 2012-05-20
    Oh, really? I didn't know that. Do danios get along with goldfish?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-26
    Zebras Danios are famous for stressing and harrassing other fish.  They are small but they are very fast swimming and in groups this can be taken as aggressive and make others stressed.  Neons are easily stressed.
  • aiden - 2012-06-26
    i just put 10 neons in my tank with my 2 zebra danios, (there were 3 but the others bullied the smallest until it died) 3 hours later the first neon is dead and they're trying hard to single off another!
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Znaika - 2012-06-19
I have a school of 9, bought separately 7+1+1. Interestingly enough, 7 keep together most of the time, whereas two (I suspect the two bought separately) tend to keep alone or with one another, but rarely join the 7. These fishes are very shy compared to barbs and like to hide in upper levels of vegetation at any sign of outside movement.

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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.

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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