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post #21 of 25 Old 02-19-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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water got tested at the store, ph is slightly high...

i will do a 25% water change tongiht and add some "stress coat"

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post #22 of 25 Old 02-19-2009, 10:29 PM
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what were the big 3?
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post #23 of 25 Old 02-20-2009, 09:59 AM
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ok will do. too bad the store i think gave me a weak tiger barb...he already lost color and is hanging around in the corner. the others r doing great
Actually its probably a combination of the stress of cycling combined with the fact that you don't have enough tiger barbs. In small groups the weakest ill inevitably be singled out by the stonger ones and be harassed to death. Tiger barbs should be kept in groups of 8 to 10 at a minimum.

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Actually its probably a combination of the stress of cycling combined with the fact that you don't have enough tiger barbs. In small groups the weakest ill inevitably be singled out by the stonger ones and be harassed to death. Tiger barbs should be kept in groups of 8 to 10 at a minimum.
yes indeed,i'm of the same mind.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #25 of 25 Old 02-21-2009, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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ok, since i only have a smaller tank 20-25 gallon. How many more tigers can i have? I currently have 3 and 1 rainbow shark?
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