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MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 04:29 AM

1 Tiger Barb Loosing color...what wrong?
 
Well Its looks funny, Its bright and loosing color...I think Its the other tiger barb is chasing it around

Lupin 07-29-2008 04:45 AM

What size is the tank? Your other tiger barb is losing its color because it is stressed out from the constant harassments. Add more hiding places and add more tiger barbs. For a group of 6 tiger barbs, a 20g should be in order. More than that, a 30g and over is a must. They prefer plenty of space and considering their size at 2.5 inches, they are also liable to harass smaller tankmates so be particularly selective in choosing their tankmates.

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 04:47 AM

well I have 2 (mistake I guess)
and I have A closed in cave (only one Entry)
And Two hidding places that are rather large

And this is a 60 gallon tank

Lupin 07-29-2008 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
well I have 2 (mistake I guess)
and I have A closed in cave (only one Entry)
And Two hidding places that are rather large

And this is a 60 gallon tank

Any other fish in the tank? Provided your tank is already cycled, do add 6 more to a total of 8. Tiger barbs however can seriously limit your stocking options due to their fin nipping habits.

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 04:55 AM

well, theres a puffer, but hes peaceful, and been there awhile

The fish is geting its color back, I siphoned the tank a bit and its black lines are returning, But i might think of getting a couple more tiger barbs

Lupin 07-29-2008 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
well, theres a puffer, but hes peaceful, and been there awhile

The fish is geting its color back, I siphoned the tank a bit and its black lines are returning, But i might think of getting a couple more tiger barbs

What species is the puffer?

MARIOPARTY53 07-29-2008 05:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:

Originally Posted by MARIOPARTY53
well, theres a puffer, but hes peaceful, and been there awhile

The fish is geting its color back, I siphoned the tank a bit and its black lines are returning, But i might think of getting a couple more tiger barbs

What species is the puffer?

here is the pic

http://wetwebfotos.com/media/medium/...lisAQ2.tif.jpg

And yes im 100% thats the fish :)

okiemavis 07-29-2008 05:46 PM

Tiger barbs are quite nippy and can harass each other and other fish quite a bit. I'd recommend adding more decorations and keeping at least 6 of them.

Also, the puffer is not a peaceful fish. While you may not see aggression yet, believe me, it's coming. Also, they should be kept in brackish water.


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