03-30-2009, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by catfishtabbi
Hi, do try to buy them locally if possible.Since they're a delicate fish you want them to be more 3" or more a shipper will send them so small, it will jeapordize thier survival.If a LFS has them now and thier an unusual one to carry, i would pre-pay and have them held until my tank was ready. I would also provide the store with the food i wanted them to be eating. I prepared a special tank for a hard to find breed and had to wait over 6 months or so to get my fish.
Unfortunately I'm not sure any of the stores around here would do that. And the one's ive been seeing are like 1.5 to 2 inches, maybe a tad over that, not sure. WHat type of fish did you get that they held onto?
question for everybody: in a pack of 10 how active are barbs? I know they'll shoal together. In my opinion one of the best part of barbs is their activeness. the way they whip through plants and decorations, play tag or follow the leader, the way they always chase each other. If they shoal and lose a lot of this behavior i think they would lose their appeal (in my opinion, obviously). Just curious, in more detail how they act with around 10 fish.