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post #11 of 14 Old 01-06-2010, 01:25 AM
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I had 6 tigers in with my JD and female salvini and now I'm down to 2. A couple did get sick and die but a couple were murdered. Not sure if it was the JD or the sal though.

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post #12 of 14 Old 01-06-2010, 02:59 AM
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A 1/2 dozen tinfoil barbs? Adult tinfoil barbs average 14 inches each.
A 1/2 dozen silver dollars? Adult silver dollars, depending on which species, average 6 - 12 inches each.

In a 110 gallon tank, that still isn't going to work.
You are right. Larger tank would be needed within a year to house them. As mentioned,, I would if I felt the need for dithers, go with the smaller .cheaper,Barbs.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-08-2010, 02:00 AM
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I think the danios might do better than the tigers. They're a bit bigger, are usually sold larger in the first place, seem faster (but who's really pulling out the radar gun for their fish?) and are generally cheaper. That, and they tend to stay closer to the surface than the tigers.

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post #14 of 14 Old 01-15-2010, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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i tried rosy barbs in the hopes they would get big enough fast enough, but the tank is having trouble stabilizing after adding the royal pleco. lost a few, ill try again.

anyone seen fire barbs before? they look like orange rosys

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