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post #11 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 12:07 PM
From my personal experience, Tiger Barbs and Angels do not mix. At all.


With the exception of an Albino Tiger that I had that used to try to prevent the other Tigers from going after him.

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post #12 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 12:28 PM
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From my personal experience, Tiger Barbs and Angels do not mix. At all.


With the exception of an Albino Tiger that I had that used to try to prevent the other Tigers from going after him.
What size group and tank?
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post #13 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 12:52 PM
It was my 36 bow and there were 6 tiger barbs and 1 albino in the group.

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post #14 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
okay I don't know the name of the two fish because I bought all of my fish about 5 months ago and have forgotten the name. as far as if this discussion goes on if my fish are going to mix fine or not is beginning to really get on my nerves. my black convicts are females so yes theyre fine. my electric yellow is a very mellow fish and has not bothered a single fish in the tank. the two I don't know the names of are mellow as well. very calm not nippy. anyone else who says my fish wont do well with eachother please keep it to yourself. and yes. I know the pangeous will get huge, im well aware of that. if I wanted to know all this information on the fish I would have asked that question. what I asked is if what I was feeding the fish was a good meal for them. stick to answering that question for me. thanks
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 01:43 PM
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The NLS mentioned is good as a staple, as would be a quality flake such as Omega One. Bloodworms are a real protein heavy food, use them more as a treat or a supplement. Add some frozen brine shrimp to the mix for a bit of roughage & you should be good to go.
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okay I don't know the name of the two fish because I bought all of my fish about 5 months ago and have forgotten the name. as far as if this discussion goes on if my fish are going to mix fine or not is beginning to really get on my nerves. my black convicts are females so yes theyre fine. my electric yellow is a very mellow fish and has not bothered a single fish in the tank. the two I don't know the names of are mellow as well. very calm not nippy. anyone else who says my fish wont do well with eachother please keep it to yourself. and yes. I know the pangeous will get huge, im well aware of that. if I wanted to know all this information on the fish I would have asked that question. what I asked is if what I was feeding the fish was a good meal for them. stick to answering that question for me. thanks
If you know all the info about these fish and did your proper research. Wouldn't you already know what to feed them?
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post #17 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Not trying to be rude or start a fight or anything, but +1 tankman12.
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post #18 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
didnt say anyone was trying to start a fight nor did i want to start a fight and to tankman i simply asked this question because it is hard for me to get a hold of the food they "desire" or is "for cichlids" hard being im an hour away from my nearest petsmart or any store that carries many supplies for fish and my closest Walmart is 30 minutes away and has the flake and freeze dried blood worms. thus being said since im a 19 year old that starts my job next week i was hoping this would be a decent temporary meal until i could get something better and more nutritious for my fish. thanks.
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post #19 of 23 Old 08-23-2014, 08:07 PM
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You might be better off ordering online if anyplace that sells food is that far out. Last time I looked at a shop the prices were way out of line for an inferior product, I sell better food regionally for cheaper.
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post #20 of 23 Old 08-24-2014, 07:09 AM
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The NLS mentioned is good as a staple, as would be a quality flake such as Omega One. Bloodworms are a real protein heavy food, use them more as a treat or a supplement. Add some frozen brine shrimp to the mix for a bit of roughage & you should be good to go.

Actually if the OP intends to keep the Africans (really shouldn't as they thrive in very hard water with marine salt in it.. Plus need a social structure that doesn't form the same way with these other cichlids ) no bloodworms !! The yellow labs are Mbuna .. Which are highly prone to Malawi bloat( which kills them )when fed such proteins . They're herbivores but can handle proteins from crustaceans . They are more peaceful then most Mbuna but that's relative .. A "peaceful mbuna " is not necessarily peaceful when compared to South American cichlids . They should stay relatively peaceful till they hit about 2inches . If they remain peaceful then that means they aren't thriving .
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