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Robert Ryan - 2012-04-01
I have 3 giant danios and 3 roseline sharks in my 55 gallon with other random fish like yoyo loach and pleco. I love my danios they are so lively it's fun to watch and good to hear about other peoples tanks :)

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fish - 2012-03-31
Tigers are safe with long finned fish once they are used to their surroundings and are in a large group. This will give them something else to do rather than nip other fish.

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Des - 2012-03-04
I used to have a school of five tigers. But I don't seem to be able to keep a good school, because I always end up with just one left! He's about 2 years old, and is terrorizing my other fish with his fin nipping. I would give him away, but I don't know any healthy tanks with a school of tigers :( He's all alone in my 38g and I don't know what to do with the poor little guy. He's getting a bad rep because he's being a little devil to the other fish. And he's such a beautifully coloured fish, it a sin.

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  • Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-04
    Something is wrong beacuse I have a school of five and they live in a 5 gallon tank. And they live with guppies. There are three and the don't fight or nip. Those kind of fish are nippier. They like to nip long tail of fish and they are aggrisive. Go to you tube and put mad tiger barbs fighting. That is thier behavor.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-05
    Maybe try to get some larger Tiger Barbs and add to tank to see if they will dominate this guy. Some fish just have bad attitudes. Worth a try.
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Zing - 2007-03-27
Love that fish, have 8 in a 29g heavily planted tank together with odessa barbs and a red-fin shark.
Very active, always on the move, swim mostly at top-middle, enjoy swimming against the current from the pump. They do not seem to be as shy as the article describes - even though barbs try to chase glow-lights once in a while, danios easily outrun them and continue to swim as normal. Sometimes i can see danios "fighting" with each other - circling around, trying to get the opponents tale, but no harm is done. I believe it is a part of courtship.
I bought mine for as little as $3 per fish, though very few stores carry them.

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Stephen - 2010-07-09
Very cool. I have a fish tank with just 3 small zebra danios right now. Feel free to check out the live stream of my fish tank. If the stream is black, it's because its night time here, try back M-F 7am -7pm.

http://www.stephencarr.net/fish_tank_web_cam.php

I am hoping to add a Giant Danio or 2.

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Flo - 2011-04-10
One of my tiger fish loses color and seems lethargic , then after it eats it regains color and seems its old self?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    The only thing I can find is that frequently the Tiger Barb fish will lose color and become lethargic if stressed. I would read the article on Animal World Fish Diseases and Symptoms. Your Tiger Barb (per you) seems fine after eating. Various articles say to spread food around so all Tiger Barbs get enough to eat. Is it the smallest one? If I get hungary - I am not fit to live with - I would do some more research though and Animal World is a great place o start.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    The only thing I can find is that frequently the Tiger Barb fish will lose color and become lethargic if stressed. I would read the article on Animal World Fish Diseases and Symptoms. Your Tiger Barb (per you) seems fine after eating. Various articles say to spread food around so all Tiger Barbs get enough to eat. Is it the smallest one? If I get hungary - I am not fit to live with - I would do some more research though and Animal World is a great place o start.
  • Dorian - 2012-02-09
    It is stress... Watch your tank for a bit. See if that fish is getting picked on by another. My smallest green tiger barb was almost white. After I put him in a breeder tank for 72 hrs he came back to fully green color. She still gets picked on by Striker but he knows better than to swim next to him all day long now.
  • Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-05
    Dorian is correct
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Sharlene - 2012-02-27
I bought 2 of these over the last few yrs. One I kept in my 30 gal with a goldfish that was HUGE! So Tigger did great with this fish because the goldy would get mean and tigger just sucked on him a bit to tell him he wasn't afraid. Tigger now lives with my mom and here is the big shocker -- He is in a 20 gal with guppies and other peacefuls but NEVER attacks. He is the sweetest funniest fish ever who plays with moms cats. Now the 2nd one I bought as it got bigger attacked a cat fish and that was it... I found him a home. But Tigger is still the best I've seen and a rarety. He seems happy in his 20 gal. I had sent him to mom to protect him from the ever growing goldfish till it found a new home. Tigger was too big to catch after that and so will stay at moms till he dies or gets aggressive, but still at nearly 9 in he is sweet.

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mark - 2012-02-15
These fish are definitely NOT solitary. They are shoaling fish and need to be kept in a group.

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go2garrett - 2012-02-13
Just bought 3 barb called 'Golden Redfin Tin Foil Barb' but they just look albino to me with pink eyes, and very little fin color. They seem to love our 20 gallon aquarium with 2 leopard loaches, but now that I see how big they can get I am concerned they will outgrow the tank! How long will I have and will my 6 loaches be in danger later?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-13
    Most likely, they will outgrow your aquarium. To be honest, I would not recommend housing a Tinfoil Bard, in an aquarium smaller than 75 gallons. So, purchasing a new aquarium, may be something you may wish to look into very soon! I would try to upgrade the aquarium size, as soon as I could. As for the Leopard Loaches, I would not think the Tinfoil Barbs, would attempt to attack them. However, with fish, I may be wrong.
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Joy Robinson - 2012-02-11
My son has just brought me 2 green barbs. I have found 2 tetra who have been nipped. On reading up about them it say they should be kept in tank at least 57 liters, mine is 50. I don't have plants but do have hiding places, apart from being angry that they told my son it was fine to put the barbs with others they told him the where very peacefull. Is it wise to get 4 more barbs and some plants to help solve the problem.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-11
    Tiger Barbs, are best kept in schools of 6. A 57 liter aquarium, while larger would be best, will suffice for now. In the meantime, I would purchase 4 more Green Barbs, to minimize aggression.
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