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Bruce - 2012-08-31
I've had my giant danios for over 10 years. They are in a 15 gallon high tank. I keep the water at 7.0 and tempature at 72-74 degrees. I only feed them flake food and sometimes frozen blood worms. I only feed them once a day. Is this unsual for them too live this long?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-01
    From what i can find out - they normally say the average life expectancy is about 5 - 7 years so you are doing good.  Congratulations.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-09-01
    Those are great fish and yes it is a bit unusual for them to live that long.  Great job on that!!
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nm123 - 2011-11-20
Has anybody ever cared for three spot gouramis?

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nm123 - 2011-11-17
What about if just the silver shark lives in the tank its wider horizontally than vertically.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-18
    Article above recommends a minimum of a 70 gallon tank and then 150 gallon tank when it is an adult. I don't think the little guy will care much whether the width is greater horizontally or vertically. They just need the swimming room - Enjoy
  • nm123 - 2011-11-18
    thanks


    please have you ever cared for 3 spot gourames
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Sal - 2012-06-27
Very interesting, I just started my tank, I have 5 danios, one week into the cycle they also went crazy doing the fin nipping thing, but have stopped and only chase each other now. I have since rescued two pink danios (glofish) and introduced them to my tank with no problems. However, after the cycling period I want to add 4 cory's, 1 siamese fighter and 2 platies? My tank is 57L, any comments/advice?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-27
    Ammonia spikes will make the fish act out if tank is cycling.
  • Tate - 2012-08-22
    I have a 10gallon with otocinclus, a green Cory, and zebra danios all doing fine. I tried adding my sisters fighting fish and he kept chasing and trying to eat the danios. I wouldn't reccomend the platies, due to previous comments about the neon tetras
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lekisha kelly - 2010-03-27
I just bought a silver shark today and I have other fish in the tank, it's only about 5 cm now but I'm a bit worried what to do with it when it gets bigger, my tank is about 50 cm wide.

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  • nm123 - 2011-11-09
    As long as you have about a 55 gallon tank you don't need to upgrade it I have mine in a 30 gallon but he's tiny he's probably going to be the only one living in it in about a year.
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Bob - 2012-08-05
Can they be in a 10 gallon tank with platies?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    No not realy, 10g is too small just for the danios.  Figure at least one gallon of usuable water for each inch your fish(s) are going to be as adults.  So if you have a 50g you would need to subtract about 5 gallons for filer, substrate,plants etc so you would have approximately 45 usable gallons.  10g is just too  small.
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Fish_Lova12 - 2008-10-19
I have had my Tin Foil Barb, Cosmo for a little over a month and it has grown really fast and bites my Spotted Silver dollar, but hes still alive. My Red Platy is dying, I think because of my tin foil barb. The red platy's tail is all messed up. I recommend this fish for a big tank like 30 or 40 gallons. Cosmo is fun to watch, especially when he eats. Sometimes he'll splash me. But, I'm gonna get rid of him this week. Any suggestions...

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  • Prabha - 2012-02-02
    Buddy I gave him at the the same pet store in which I bought him a year ago....He was 3 inches when I bought him...now he is 8 inches. :) He killed every fish I kept with him...to your surprise he even killed my oscar too....stupid fish....Get rid of him first otherwise your precious silver dollar will be dead....his way of attacking is way more better...first he will bite off other fishes eyes and then he will target fins...then the end
  • Paulm - 2012-08-04
    Tinfoils need to be in a group, otherwise they get insecure and aggressive. The same goes for tiger barbs. If you have three or more of them, they will stay busy with each other and not pick on the other fish.
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mark - 2012-02-15
These fish are a shoaling species that should not be kept alone, they need to be kept in a group. Beware... these pictures do not show B. schwanenfeldi, they show B. altus

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-16
    Yes, like the Red-tailed Tinfoil Barb B. altus, the B. schwanenfeldii do like to school. The individual in the photo above was submitted by a photographer from Thailand. It is most likely a juvenile that's not yet developed the black shading, or possibly it's an albino or gold colorform. The picture toward the bottom of the page is a B. altus.

    If anyone has a picture of a specimen showing the normal adult colorform (shaded tail and dorsal fin and black lines on the upper and lower portions of the caldal fins), we would love to feature your photo here.
  • nishith - 2012-05-05
    How much time will the tin foil barb fish take to grow from 2 inches to 8 or10 inches?
  • Paulm - 2012-08-04
    We have had a group of 5 tinfoils that we purchased from Petsmart two years ago. They were under 2' when we bought them. They are currently about 4' long and seem to grow at a moderate pace. They are very social, very pretty, very healthy and get along with our bala sharks and tiger barbs just fine. The only time we have issues is when someone gets sick or injured....then they get beat up a bit... We really enjoy them, but make sure to size your tank for what they 'could' get to be!
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Tristan - 2012-07-29
Can I put red-tailed tinfoil barbs with malawi cichlids?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-07-30
    Your barbs would probably not hold up well unless much larger and a huge school.
  • Tristan - 2012-08-04
    And how long do they take to grow?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-04
    Depends on feeding and tank size.  Even if the same size these cichlids can be a too aggressive for a barb.
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carolyn - 2010-10-07
We have two red tail tinfoil barbs and they are 10 + inches in a 12 gallon tank, I don't know what to do with them will they live in a pond? Petsmart won't take them back and I've tried to give them away.

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  • Alan - 2011-01-02
    Carolyn,
    Please put them up as free on Craig's List or FreeCycle. Somebody will claim them, but you cannot continue to keep them in a very small tank. As a temporary holding tank, you could purchase a large plastic clear tub for very little cost but you will have to do a lot of water changes since you do not have the filter, and hopefully your house is kept at a constant temperature.
  • George - 2012-07-04
    Ask petsmart to help you find a home for them and they will. My petsmart always helps me.
  • mavis wallace - 2012-08-03
    Hi Carolyn , my name is Mavis Wallace we have a fish tank 120 gallons or so.  Maybe u can get a bigger tank or I can keep them for u. I have two in my tank Bill and Willie and they are both tin foil barbs. u can e- mail me Mavis hope to hear from u !!!!!!!
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