01-22-2010, 01:17 PM
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I have a shoal of 8 (7 regular and 1 albino) and they are some of the most awesome fish ever. Really active and very voracious eaters. Any food placed into the tank is gone in seconds. I feed them guppy pellets ad dried shrimp. I also give them mosquito larva if I find a relatively clean source. Today we had mussels for lunch so I took some of the meat, rinsed it well to get the broth out,and then chopped it into fine pieces. As usual, gone in seconds!
I have a large ghost shrimp with them and they seem to coexist well. Sometimes the barbs try to peck at the shrimp but the shrimp always manages to scoot away. Most of the time it is very peaceful, though.
Originally Posted by willow
they were never shy at having a peck at me when i had my hands in the tank
I agree. They love tugging at the tiny hairs on my arm. They're like tiny piranhas, except that they do no damage. hehe