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6 tiger barbs in a 15 gal?

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6 tiger barbs in a 15 gal?
Old 02-28-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
 
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6 tiger barbs in a 15 gal?

well right now i currently have 6 tigers in my 30gal bowfront and can get a 15 gal pretty cheap and ive been thinkin i no longer want it to be a community tank and really like jack dempseys or green terrors. or just a few cichlids. so i thought i could put the tigers in the 15 gallon. does this sound like a good idea?
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
 
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well right now i currently have 6 tigers in my 30gal bowfront and can get a 15 gal pretty cheap and ive been thinkin i no longer want it to be a community tank and really like jack dempseys or green terrors. or just a few cichlids. so i thought i could put the tigers in the 15 gallon. does this sound like a good idea?
well first off, tigers aren't really in my opinion a community fish...they're quite nippy but yes, I believe they'd be alright in a 15g. I had 6 in a 10g ~.~
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #3
 
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well first off, tigers aren't really in my opinion a community fish...they're quite nippy but yes, I believe they'd be alright in a 15g. I had 6 in a 10g ~.~
they are fine with othe faster swimming fish.


but thats good to hear. i found a 10 gal wit a lid and heater that im tryin to get cheap.

would a tank be fine next to a window that gets alot of sunlight? would i have algee problems like crazy?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
 
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i have 5 in a 14 gallon and theyre doing great

being by the window will surely cause you some problems with algae
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
 
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i have 5 in a 14 gallon and theyre doing great

being by the window will surely cause you some problems with algae

damn, i guess i have no place for it in my bedroom than.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:17 AM   #6
 
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You could use a blackout shade for window.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #7
 
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You could use a blackout shade for window.
arent they relatively expensive?
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:30 PM   #8
 
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They can be. I think the cheap white roll up shades would probably work as well.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:41 PM   #9
 
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What are the dimensions of the 15g? Tiger barbs really like to have lots of swimming room so a standard 10g is really too small for them. Also, a 30g isn't going to be big enough for a Jack Dempsey or Green Terror for long-term housing. Eventually you'd need at least a 55g, preferably a 75g.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #10
 
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i think im gonna just give em away, or take em back if i can
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