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post #1 of 2 Old 02-19-2009, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Quick Barb Question

I have a question about my barbs. I have tiger barbs, gold barbs and ruby red barbs all in one tank together. I know they like to nip, but sometimes the tiger barbs look like they're "kissing" or something, like nipping each others mouths really fast. They can do it for a pretty long time, once it was for almost half an hour. The tiger barbs and ruby red barbs have done it sometimes too with each other. I'm just kind of curious if its normal nipping, or if they're establishing dominance or something? Does anyone have any info on this behavior, or is it a lame question? Thanks :)
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post #2 of 2 Old 02-19-2009, 07:31 AM
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My tiger barbs did it to establish dominance. Mine have been together for a while now, so I dont really see them doing it anymore.
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