tiger barbs and a Silver dollar
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cyprinids and Atherinids » tiger barbs and a Silver dollar

tiger barbs and a Silver dollar

This is a discussion on tiger barbs and a Silver dollar within the Cyprinids and Atherinids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have a 10gal tank with 3 tigerbarbs, 1 silverdollar, 1pleco, and one zebra that refuses to die..... Any how the tigers are nipping ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Harlequin Rasbora
Harlequin Rasbora
Scissortail Rasbora
Scissortail Rasbora
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
tiger barbs and a Silver dollar
Old 01-18-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
 
tiger barbs and a Silver dollar

I have a 10gal tank with 3 tigerbarbs, 1 silverdollar, 1pleco, and one zebra that refuses to die.....

Any how the tigers are nipping and biting the dollar's fins, now the dollar has chunks missing out of his tail!
any way i can stop the nipping?

I have a 29gal tank coming to me, as soon as possible i will be setting up and moving the fish over to the bigger tank.
Dono is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 09:13 AM   #2
 
LisaC144's Avatar
 
Silver Dollars are scholing fish that need to be kept in groups on AT LEAST 3, but preferably 6. They also need a tank size of 75g minimum when full grown. The Tiger's are biting because of the minimul amount of space you have all those fish crammed into. 10g is barely enough for some juvenile tigers, let alone a Silver Dollar, a pleco, and a Danio.
LisaC144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 03:57 AM   #3
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Agreed. The 29g tank would work for a nice school of tiger barbs but the silver dollar needs a much bigger tank to house him and a school of his own kind. Tiger barbs are notorious fin nippers, something that's exacerbated by their small numbers and the cramped confines of a 10g tank.
iamntbatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
Agree on all the above. These fish vs 10g tank just do not work.
Set up your 29g move the Tiger's over there and up the group size to at least 6. While you do that, sweet talk with your LFS to exchange the silver dollar for tiger barbs, they're not suited for a 29g at all.
The 10g, set it up for a handful of African Dwarf frogs or shrimps, but not fish, at least no fish even remotely close to the sizes you have now.
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
 
so i got the 30 gal up and running a few days ago, got the fish transfered over yesterday morning.
Damn barbs nipped that silver dollar to death..... he had scales missing and his side fins were nipped off by this afternoon.

so tomorrow its time to see if the damn pet store will buy these tigerbarbs. if not there going to my brother who has 12 of them in his 200g tank.....i think its 200 gal, its firggen huge.
Dono is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silver Dollar acting strange Kaddock Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 10-26-2010 10:18 PM
Silver Dollar with lump :( daftsarn Tropical Fish Diseases 3 06-02-2009 12:16 PM
silver dollar PLECO Characins 13 07-30-2007 06:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 PM.