12-23-2012, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Spidykat
ok so first off let me say i already know housing slow moving fish with tiger barbs are bad! BUT albino tigers are not aggressive (or so i thought)
ok so i already had 6 albino tiger barbs and they were not aggressive towards any fish at all and loved the company of the 4 angels i have they actually used to school with them.
i have since then rescued some dwarf puffers and had to switch around some fish so i took the 4 albinos i had in my 10 G and put them in the 50. with the 6 others.. and now the new 4 are attacking my angels and other slow moving fish!!! im wondering if its because they arent used to packs? or what i was told if i had 8 or more that wouldnt happen and thats why i transffered them there instead of the 5 gallon... so the question is what do i do to help solve my problem! my angels are becoming finless!!!!!
(just to brighten some things up one of the larger tigers was attacking a white cloud (pretty much one of the angels friends) and the angel went after it like no tomorrow (very ferocious) just thought i could lighten up the mood) it was hilarious!!!
The albinos are said to be less aggressive than the common tigers; however, any slow moving and / or long finned fish is going to be at risk. Tigers and puffers are usually considered poor tank mates for angels. The larger group theory is valid but, you still need to have the appropriate mix in the community. Big groups of tigers like long fins the same as small groups. I realize that we all have limited space; however, if you can get the tigers away from the angels, do it. It sounds like you have 50, 10, and 5 gallon tanks. The puffers would probably be fine in the 10 gallon. Beyond that, you would need to decide which fish you want to keep and rehome the others to either friends or a LFS that might take them. Naturally, if you are in a position to get another tank of appropriate size, that would be great.