08-25-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by sidluckman
Maybe they want to go back to the dealer's tank as we suggested yesterday.
Seriously, after all we said, why are you trying to trouble-shoot when we told you there would be nothing but trouble?
They need to be in schools, John, ideally a good dozen of them in a large large tank. When kept among hostile tank-mates singly or in pairs, you will not see normal Bala Shark behavior. These fish swim actively almost non-stop when happy and in groups. Sometimes male barbs (and you can think of Balas as a large Barb) will display to one another by flaring fins side by side. But I doubt your little 2 inch Balas are mature, sexually. Some fish, when carrying a parasite like ich will twitch in order to relieve the irritation as it burrows into its skin. Any spots in the tank?
i really hate to say this, but i guess for anything to get through my brothers head. there just going to have to die off. he doesnt believe me at all and i dont theink he will anytime soon. i honestly dont have any say in what goes in there and what comes out. i did not pay for anything. its all from his money. i really do appreciate everyone help, but i just cant get anything through his head. so when i get my own tank soon. i will be sure to come to you guys and ask for fish before i even buy any. thanks a bunch for your help. but i guess they all have to die if he doesnt believe me :(