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post #1 of 3 Old 11-30-2010, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Is this....Normal?...

My barbs and plecos in my 33 finish off 6 inches of celery heart in a 24 hour period, and terrorize my hand when I'm putting it in as if they're terretorial over the celery...Even the plecos try and nom my hand off! The behavior is interesting, but is the raw celery consumption normal like that? They're insanely active since I've been giving it to them. Started off with a single inch which didn't make it overnight and now I'm up to six inches and a dare not put more in until I get more barbs...

I also feed them a home made cichlid mix with raw shrimp, cod, squid, crab, ect, peas, carrots, spinach, garlic, and vitamins.... 4 half centimeter squares about 3mm thick...they kill it off in about 6 seconds....and they get that every other day now since they terrorize the celery overnight like it's the last piece they'll ever have, or as if they're starving to death or something...

They also won't touch it cooked, blanched, or flash fried. Or from the freezer. It HAS to be raw with the hard skin cut off.

Is this normal for Barbs and BN Plecos? The Plecos have grown a cm in the last 3 days...

33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
-1 SAE, female
-Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Rams horns
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-30-2010, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Some photos of them:


Can't keep them off it!


OR them...


The dominant male (that is tanin in the water not poor quality....)


The only female in my tank



My mysteries! LFS said they were regular tiger barbs, however they match the description for juvenile ruby barbs....Can anyone confirm either way?

33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
-1 SAE, female
-Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Rams horns
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-03-2010, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
I'd really appreciate it if someone an help me out here...

33g with Eheim Canister Filter (80g) and 40g HOB
Crushed coral sand, coconut shell caves, bubblers, power head, dead liverock, mopani, russian mossballs, hornwort, tape grass, assorted nameless plants, one lucky bamboo shoot
-2 Calico Ryukins
-4 Ottoclinus 2 male 2 female
-1 Clown Pleco male
-1 Shubunkin/Comet?, Calico female
-1 SAE, female
-Malaysian Trumpet Snails, Rams horns
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