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post #1 of 9 Old 06-27-2013, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question oddesa barb bullying its kind

this has been happening for a while now.i have two oddesa barbs.so one relentlessly chases the other oddesa. the bullied oddesa hides in its plants and the agressive oddesa barb wont mind after it hides.recently the oddesa is no linger chasing and fighting with the poor guy. what do i do? .i do want to keep the oddesa barbs but if its getting bullied i will just return it back. if i do need to remove it how do i remove it? its too fast . also,can remove the agressive oddesa and let the passive one stay ?
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-27-2013, 05:14 AM
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They really should be in a larger group. A minimum of six is recommended. If you can't get more of them, I'd bring them both back to the pet store.

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They really should be in a larger group. A minimum of six is recommended. If you can't get more of them, I'd bring them both back to the pet store.
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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well.....looks like i need to return them back.as much as i love them i do not want any of them to be suffering.but how do i get them out from my tank .there too fast
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 07:02 AM
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Yup - the little buggers are fast. Use two nets and keep one at one end of the tank and slowly get behind them with the other net. When the swim from the one you have behind them, scoop them up with the other one.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-28-2013, 11:47 PM
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I find that removing the water from the tank makes the fish much easier to catch.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-29-2013, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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ill try there really fast !!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhh
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-30-2013, 09:12 PM
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Gotta loved those henchman barbs.Lighting fast and not afraid of anything but a net .

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