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post #1 of 13 Old 06-01-2012, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Blue Tiger barbs

Saw these and couldnt help but buy them. Ive never seen blue tigers before and they are actually proper blue. I bought two males and a female and the males are spawning with one of my normal tigers allready :)
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-01-2012, 05:57 AM
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They are a hybrid of two species, one of which may be a tiger barb, but doesn't have to be.

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i know what they are they are a result of brreding darker and darker green tigers and you eventually end up with blue tigers
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 01:37 PM
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Tiger barbs "naturally" occurring color patterns are normal, albino and green. The latter two are selectively bred to achieve those colors. Any other kind of tiger barb is a result of hybridization. The blue tiger barbs are likely a cross between green tiger barbs and black ruby barbs.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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these blue are the result of green being breed darker into an eventuall dark blue. I deal alot with importers in this country and have been informed by them
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 03:17 PM
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Cool. How much were they?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 05:20 PM
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And where are the pictures?

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-03-2012, 09:24 PM
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Do they look like this? http://www.google.com/imgres?q=blue+...9,r:0,s:0,i:73

55 gallon planted tank, starting over!!!( looking crappy, needs a major rescape)
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-04-2012, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Cool. How much were they?

they were £5 each :)
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-04-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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And where are the pictures?
will get pics up asap. not easy to get pics of barbs as soon as i go near the tank they all go everywhere thinking its food time lol. They are greedy but i love to watch them feed they are so aggressive
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