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post #11 of 23 Old 06-20-2007, 02:26 AM
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i have not had any trouble adding to my tiger barb tank, so far. 7 has been my magic number- with seven of them they became the sweetest fish ever. i keep them with yoyo loaches- they bothered them at first and then the yoyos fougth back, no problems since

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post #12 of 23 Old 06-20-2007, 10:58 PM
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if u dont mind them mollies would work ... sailfins get big and wouldnt be bothered ... they would probly fight back. and if ur worried about them breeding im sure tigers would finish off the babies before they even got a chance to run.

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #13 of 23 Old 06-21-2007, 10:02 PM
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if u dont mind them mollies would work ... sailfins get big and wouldnt be bothered ... they would probly fight back. and if ur worried about them breeding im sure tigers would finish off the babies before they even got a chance to run.
I doubt they'll be able to fend the tigers. Sailfins have extraordinarily large fins and in this case, it makes them prone to being nipped. Sorry but I disagree with your suggestion over this combo.

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post #14 of 23 Old 06-22-2007, 04:56 AM
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hi
just my two pennies worth.
i've got Tiger barbs,albino T barbs,moss green T barbs, 5 spot banded barbs,
odessa barbs,YoYo loaches,and albino corys,
they are all living happily along side two little
bristlenosed catfish.
never had(touch wood) a problem,if the barbs get a little
close at feeding time to the waffers,then the bristlies,
flair out the side cheeks,and spread the dorsal fin,
and the barbs shove off.
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sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-24-2007, 11:40 PM
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About the Ghost Shrimp...

I love Ghost Shrimp. I recently got a very large one and put it in my tank, thinking it was large enough to not be bothered.

I added 6 tiger barbs, and the Ghost Shrimp was gone in less than a week. And I unfortunately stumbled onto them doing it in the process. It was pitiful and horrible to watch. There was nothing left of the shrimp.

So yeah, definitely keep that in mind. I would get another Ghost Shrimp again though.

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post #16 of 23 Old 08-25-2007, 01:16 AM
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Always thought it would be interesting to do a tank with Tiger Barbs and Skunk Loaches and a couple of CAEs. It would be a vortex of mean.

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post #17 of 23 Old 08-25-2007, 05:27 AM
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pffhhh(i think that's how you do it )
tigers.........more like ***** cats.
but yeah in being serious,i have seen the way they
attack a prawn(from tesco) and they are relentless !!!
how about Mountain shrimp ??
i have got Four in with the barbs,they started off small
and now the biggest is around 3 1/12 inches long,
i can provide a pic of mine if you wish :)
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pffhhh(i think that's how you do it )
tigers.........more like ***** cats.
but yeah in being serious,i have seen the way they
attack a prawn(from tesco) and they are relentless !!!
how about Mountain shrimp ??
i have got Four in with the barbs,they started off small
and now the biggest is around 3 1/12 inches long,
i can provide a pic of mine if you wish :)
I know it's not really for my benefit, but yes please, photos!!!

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post #19 of 23 Old 08-25-2007, 08:41 AM
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ok here it is,the meeting of the clan.
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post #20 of 23 Old 08-25-2007, 08:45 AM
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and another

pics are a little big,sorry about that.
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