Tin Foil Barbs
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cyprinids and Atherinids » Tin Foil Barbs

Tin Foil Barbs

This is a discussion on Tin Foil Barbs within the Cyprinids and Atherinids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I have a 55 gal with 6 angels, 7 neons, 5 silver dollars, 3 cherry barbs, 4 guppies and 4 zebras. I would like ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Zebra Loach
Zebra Loach
Odessa Barb
Odessa Barb
Reply
Old 02-20-2007, 02:46 PM   #1
 
Tin Foil Barbs

I have a 55 gal with 6 angels, 7 neons, 5 silver dollars, 3 cherry barbs, 4 guppies and 4 zebras. I would like to add 5 or 6 small (2inch) tin foil barbs. I know they will get big, but if I feed them staple food only, will they get along and not grow so fast or am I asking for trouble. Right now everybody gets along fine.

Thanks
chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
 
Matt's Avatar
 
I think that you Might be asking for Trouble.
(Imo....... I would not do it.)
Matt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
 
sazzy's Avatar
 
tinfoils seem to grow fast anyway, so you will still end up with a big problem
sazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
 
feeding them less wont slow there growth speed, the only way to do that is to stunt them by insufficient growth space which is cruel and can cause more problems that it fixes
musho3210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 09:44 PM   #5
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
Yes, you'll have a problem. If the tinfoils were all you had in the tank, then that would be about right. Also, if you have real plants in the tank, then the tinfoils would put a swift and messy end to them too.
tophat665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2007, 10:32 PM   #6
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Tin Foil Barbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuck
I have a 55 gal with 6 angels, 7 neons, 5 silver dollars, 3 cherry barbs, 4 guppies and 4 zebras. I would like to add 5 or 6 small (2inch) tin foil barbs. I know they will get big, but if I feed them staple food only, will they get along and not grow so fast or am I asking for trouble. Right now everybody gets along fine.

Thanks
Welcome.

Your tank is overstocked.:) Silver dollars can reach 8 inches and will eat your neons and guppies in no time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tophat665
Yes, you'll have a problem. If the tinfoils were all you had in the tank, then that would be about right. Also, if you have real plants in the tank, then the tinfoils would put a swift and messy end to them too.
That includes silver dollars. Any plants will become their salad bar with the exception of Javan ferns.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
 
Your tank will eventually become overcrowded. But, then you will have an excuse to get another, larger tank. See how this hobby works. Start out with small fish(that will eventually be BIG fish) and small tank(that small fish will eventually outgrow). When small fish become big fish set up big tank. lol
Just a word of advice though. Feed your fish a diverse menu, live food(brine shimp for the angels), veggies(for all), staple food, freeze dried foods(tubifex, bloodworms, ect). They will be healthier and love you for it.
I have 6 LARGE tinfoils myself. They are almost totally herbivorous. I feed them green(veggie) pellets.
herefishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 09:25 AM   #8
 
Veggies

Quote:
Originally Posted by herefishy
Your tank will eventually become overcrowded. But, then you will have an excuse to get another, larger tank. See how this hobby works. Start out with small fish(that will eventually be BIG fish) and small tank(that small fish will eventually outgrow). When small fish become big fish set up big tank. lol
Just a word of advice though. Feed your fish a diverse menu, live food(brine shimp for the angels), veggies(for all), staple food, freeze dried foods(tubifex, bloodworms, ect). They will be healthier and love you for it.
I have 6 LARGE tinfoils myself. They are almost totally herbivorous. I feed them green(veggie) pellets.
chuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2007, 09:27 AM   #9
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
What is your response, Chuck?
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what to put with tiger barbs foxinc666 Cyprinids and Atherinids 6 12-12-2009 12:03 AM
can rosy barbs school with other barbs? SST Cyprinids and Atherinids 7 09-17-2008 01:27 PM
Tin Foil Barb & Travel ??? Pathyfinder Cyprinids and Atherinids 2 05-31-2008 09:45 AM
Question........Ever line a hood with foil? Big Willy Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 4 01-09-2008 06:04 PM
My new barbs Platy-puss Freshwater Journals 5 05-31-2007 07:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 AM.