rosie barbs are fighting!! - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 07-17-2008, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
rosie barbs are fighting!!

i have a 16 gallon aquarium and three rosie barbs, two of which are males (i had more females but they died)....recently, the two males have been fighting almost nonstop. is this normal? what should i do?
hidef06 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 07-17-2008, 06:40 PM
Member
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
I would say get more of them to increase the school size and cut down on aggression, but a 16 gallon tank is somewhat small for a decent-sized school of rosy barbs.

4 8 15 16 23 42
iamntbatman is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 07-17-2008, 07:19 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
If they were simply pecking for dominance with no serious damage done, it will naturally happen. It happens a lot when the males have rivalry something fierce.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 07-18-2008, 07:13 AM
New Member
 
ive got some barbs myself and trust me fights are somthing you will get used to but as long as non of the fish get hurt its generaly not anything to worry about they will just form a pecking and order and settle down evemtualy and if they dont try removing the main antagonist (if you can tell him apart from the rest ) for about an hour then put him back in the tank thats what i did and ive never had any trouble since 8)

dr heckle lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dr heckle is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can rosy barbs school with other barbs? SST Cyprinids and Atherinids 7 09-17-2008 01:27 PM
Fighting Thumper719 Tropical Fish Diseases 4 01-04-2008 04:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome