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post #1 of 5 Old 08-31-2008, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Tiger Barb behavior normal or not?

I have a 55 gal. tank and several fish (all mildly aggressive) from tiger barbs to gouramies..all of which are fun to watch...however I have noticed that the tiger barbs are acting unusually different. They are now swimming with their noses pointed downward and staying together almost hovering in no paticular area but they stay together. Their bodies look quite normal just that their color changes as if they are getting darker, they almost look as if they are vibrating or shivering. I have had them for several months now and just started this behavior.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-31-2008, 11:01 AM
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This is common behavior, especially after feeding time.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-31-2008, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, but I do have one more question, is it normal even if the barbs hovering for several hours? And if this is normal, it sure looks strange.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-31-2008, 07:33 PM
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I have found this behavior is reduced if you feed wet foods, rather that dry foods that float. I personally wet my flakes prior to feeding them.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-31-2008, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try that

Well I must say, I'm impresses with the responses. I will try the wet foods and see what happens. Many thanks
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