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jdm free 02-28-2009 11:24 AM

6 tiger barbs in a 15 gal?
 
well right now i currently have 6 tigers in my 30gal bowfront and can get a 15 gal pretty cheap and ive been thinkin i no longer want it to be a community tank and really like jack dempseys or green terrors. or just a few cichlids. so i thought i could put the tigers in the 15 gallon. does this sound like a good idea?

Sj45 02-28-2009 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by jdm free (Post 176574)
well right now i currently have 6 tigers in my 30gal bowfront and can get a 15 gal pretty cheap and ive been thinkin i no longer want it to be a community tank and really like jack dempseys or green terrors. or just a few cichlids. so i thought i could put the tigers in the 15 gallon. does this sound like a good idea?

well first off, tigers aren't really in my opinion a community fish...they're quite nippy but yes, I believe they'd be alright in a 15g. I had 6 in a 10g ~.~

jdm free 02-28-2009 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Sj45 (Post 176575)
well first off, tigers aren't really in my opinion a community fish...they're quite nippy but yes, I believe they'd be alright in a 15g. I had 6 in a 10g ~.~

they are fine with othe faster swimming fish.


but thats good to hear. i found a 10 gal wit a lid and heater that im tryin to get cheap.

would a tank be fine next to a window that gets alot of sunlight? would i have algee problems like crazy?

kamazza 02-28-2009 06:44 PM

i have 5 in a 14 gallon and theyre doing great

being by the window will surely cause you some problems with algae

jdm free 02-28-2009 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by kamazza (Post 176662)
i have 5 in a 14 gallon and theyre doing great

being by the window will surely cause you some problems with algae


damn, i guess i have no place for it in my bedroom than.

Twistersmom 03-01-2009 07:17 AM

You could use a blackout shade for window.

jdm free 03-01-2009 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Twistersmom (Post 176742)
You could use a blackout shade for window.

arent they relatively expensive?

Twistersmom 03-01-2009 02:30 PM

They can be. I think the cheap white roll up shades would probably work as well.

iamntbatman 03-02-2009 05:41 PM

What are the dimensions of the 15g? Tiger barbs really like to have lots of swimming room so a standard 10g is really too small for them. Also, a 30g isn't going to be big enough for a Jack Dempsey or Green Terror for long-term housing. Eventually you'd need at least a 55g, preferably a 75g.

jdm free 03-03-2009 01:59 PM

i think im gonna just give em away, or take em back if i can


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