09-10-2011, 10:12 PM
| || | Gold barbs aren't nippers, so why is mine nipping?
Hopefully someone can explain this phenomenon to me. Back in June, I bought a gold barb for my community tank. All has been well, then a couple days ago I stop to watch the fish and discover the top fin all but gone from my white skirt tetra. I began to pay closer attention and have identified the gold barb as the culprit... it is actually chasing a few of my tetras around and nipping at them but it has apparently only been able to catch the white skirt.
I guess my question is why? I don't understand why the barb is doing this as everything I have read on them and the store that sold it to me have said they are peaceful, not nippers, and good for community tanks. Is there something I can do to make it stop? Or something I could be doing that made it start? While I have a go-to place for fish that I can't keep, I'd like to keep it. Any help would be great... I'm not new to aquariums, but I'm lost on this one.