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post #1 of 10 Old 07-23-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, whats up ya' any of you have anytips on keeping Tiger Barbs. im a goldfish kind of person.. but i put all my goldfish outside in a minipond.. and bought a school of six Tigers.... Any tips on keeping.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-23-2010, 11:01 PM
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Welcome to the forum!!! I have Tiger Barbs. 8 of them to be exact. They are...playful little fish, very active kind of naughty but really fun to watch. What size tank do you have them in?
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-23-2010, 11:25 PM
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Welcome to TFK, wufish. Tiger Barbs are so nice looking but much too nippy for my community tanks. I've read numerous times that a 55gl should be the minimum size tank for adult Tigers. If I was to ever keep them I'd go 55 for them.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-24-2010, 12:55 AM
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Welcome to the forum. Inga is right...playful, active and a little naughty. They need the right tankmates and like lots of swimming room. I have mine in a 55 with a Green Texas, a female Salvini, BN pleco and a Raphael cat and everyone behaves themselves. The Tigers mostly squabble among themselves but never do any damage to eachother. Check out the 2nd video under my cichlid tank (under the aquariums tab by my avatar) and you'll see my group.

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-24-2010, 10:51 AM
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welcome to the forum.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-25-2010, 02:23 AM
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hello and welcome.
Tigers can indeed be total fun.
give them planted with swimming space(lots of it) and you'll have a happy gang.

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 #7 of 10 Old 07-25-2010, 10:01 AM
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Hello and Welcome to TFK!

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post #8 of 10 Old 07-27-2010, 11:52 AM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

Previous comments on Tiger Barb are correct, you might want to check out our profile on this fish for details. We have many fish in the profiles, with info on compatibility, tank sizes, water parameters, this and that. Click on the shaded name of the fish in posts to see that fish's profile, or click the second tabs from the left in the blue bar across the top to go to the profiles.


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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-27-2010, 12:02 PM
hi =)

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-30-2010, 05:52 AM
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