Animal Stories - Golden Tinfoil Barb


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The Golden Tinfoil Barb is a brilliant and impressive fish for a large show aquarium!
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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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markanthony - 2010-11-13
Hello, my name is mark and I have two tin foils myself. My comment is, I'm curious to know the sexes of my barbs. I have an idea but, need professional knowledge. I purchased my tin foils as babies (about 2") and still have them 5 years later. They are doing great.....I just want to know if I have a male and female. Please help? Thanks, mark.

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ststavrino - 2008-10-09
I have a couple of tinfoil barbs, 1 red tail and 1 albino, in a 400lt tank. The older one is about 3 years old and almost 20cm and the other is 2 years old and 15 cm long. Both of them are active swimmers and always move around the tank. I am very pleased with them, they are timid and shy and they are getting along very well with the other fish (2 red parrots, 3 severums, 1 silver dollar, 1 geophagus, 3 clown loaches, 3 botia, 1 pleco, 2 synodontis, 1 royal pleco, 2 kribensis, 1 keyhole cichild etc.). For sure I suggest them for an "active" tank!

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