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post #11 of 15 Old 03-25-2010, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'll look into returning them, thank you for your help!
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-25-2010, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dustinthewind2 View Post
I'll look into returning them, thank you for your help!
Anytime! I'm sorry you weren't given any good advice from your petstore.

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post #13 of 15 Old 03-26-2010, 12:47 AM
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they only platinum fish i can come up with is a platinum hatchetfish... had to pull out my fish book to find that one...

but anyway do you have tiger barb, or a tinfoil barb? reason I ask is tinfoil look more platinum... but tiger barbs are more common.. Can you take a picture for me? or can you find a picture online of what they look like.
lol i doubt it's a tinfoil b/c they get up to like 14 inches lol...

umm other barbs..... lets see here...
sawbwa barb - kinda silvery but they don't get to 3 inches... dunno let me know and I'll give you a lot more info.

generally you want a min of 6 barbs, but it's preferred if the min is 8... if you have a small group they will pick on other fish out of boredom.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-26-2010, 05:35 AM
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I've seen the "platinum" color morph of tiger barbs before. Unlike the "albino" tiger barbs, which are just a light orange with whitish stripes instead of black, the platinum barbs are pretty uniformly white but they still have strong orange and black coloration in the fins. The ones I've seen in person looked pretty neat but the ones I'm finding on Google image search don't look as good.

They should be treated just like any other tiger barbs. Don't keep them with long-finned or skittish fish, keep them in a large group and give them plenty of swimming room.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-26-2010, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie View Post
Anytime! I'm sorry you weren't given any good advice from your petstore.
In my days in this hobby I have only found two local pet stores that know a lot...
Which is sad because I grew up in a city of 250k+ people, which if you can guesstimate how many LFS we had it was unreal.

First one was owned by a marine biologist. But he shut down a few years back to move to florida.
The second one is where I go now.

The other stores here know the basics but wont stop you mix two kinds together that don't go... or anything along those lines. They also don't know which fish is what....

I know my danio's really well, so I spot check the employees to see how much they know. sad but only the current LFS owner, not his employees, but the owner knows his stuff.

Anywhoo send em back and get something else lol
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