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milindsaraswala 05-22-2008 11:10 AM

Have Some Queries
:roll: I have 8 Gallon fresh Water Tank with 7 Tiger Barb and 1 Blue Garumi . It is working from last 3 months. Water parameter are Ammonia zero, Nitrite zero and nitrate 40.

Fish are enjoying and going all good But I have some question. I have seen some green powder type in one corner of tank it is very less and same thing i found in filter when i took it out for cleaning. What it can be and how can I rid of it??

Another thing I want to know all fish are going good but 1 of my tiger barb is more fat and swimming vertically and he/she is also vibrating while swimming. But at only some time it is swimming okay Why is it so ??

Third question I have heard about some fish that eat dirt of the water and helps in filtration. What is that fish name and did it will be compatible with my tiger barb and is it worthful to add in my tank.

Sorry I ask lot question But I have some curiosities about all those thing so.

But Thanks to this forum as I learn from here only how to maintain good Aquarium :roll:

stephenmontero 05-22-2008 11:26 AM

ur tank is overstocked an 8 gallon isnt big enough for the gourami alone. you should either get another tank or take out the goruami and even a few of the barbs

It'sJames 05-22-2008 02:23 PM

Tiger barbs usually need at least 20 gallons. That's a really full tank! I definatly would not add any other fish, and I would stronly suggest rehoming the barbs and gourami and choosing different fish. Sparkling gouramis, guppies, Dwarf puffers, Pygmy cories, or maybe kuhli loaches would be better canidates for an 8 gallon tank. Or maybe think of upgrading to a 29 or so gallon tank. The tiger barbs need lots of room, and even the gourami is too large for that tank.

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