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Vivification 01-29-2007 09:26 PM

Can I put a fighter fish with these 2 fish?
 
Hi guys,

I was just wondering, a friend of mine bought these two little fish to replace the ones that unfortunetly didn't make it :(

Does anyone know if it's safe to put a Fighter Fish with these two little fellas?

:D

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/807_Picture_17_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/807_Picture_18_1.jpg

musho3210 01-29-2007 09:33 PM

those blurry pics of the fish look like a type of danio, you need at least 5 danios, 6 would be better

Vivification 01-29-2007 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
those blurry pics of the fish look like a type of danio, you need at least 5 danios, 6 would be better

Hi,

My friend only gave me 2. Danio's sound like the correct name for them. But I want to put a Fighter Fish in with it (I.e. a Betta)

musho3210 01-29-2007 09:44 PM

no that would deffinatly not work, first of all danios need at least 5, second of all danios are fin nippers and they will probably tear the fins off the betta, third of all danios like a strong current, bettas dont like any current at all

FDStation152 01-29-2007 09:45 PM

Its quite possible that the danios might start nipping at the bettas fins...especially if not kept in a group. Many schooling fish behave more agressively if removed from the group. And bettas in particular tend to get nipped at by more active fish.

Vivification 01-29-2007 09:52 PM

:shock: lol dam. I have no luck with fish.

Isn't the Fighter fish supposed to FIGHT them off haha... Okay then, so either a) Get 4 more Danio's to make a pack...

or

b) what other fish can I put in with them?

FDStation152 01-29-2007 09:57 PM

well overall you'd probably be better off completing the group of danios. If you decided to get other fish however you would want to stick with other active fish that aren't likely to be bothered by the danios zipping around. Tiger barbs perhaps? They'll fend for themselves just fine with danios.

Vivification 01-29-2007 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FDStation152
well overall you'd probably be better off completing the group of danios. If you decided to get other fish however you would want to stick with other active fish that aren't likely to be bothered by the danios zipping around. Tiger barbs perhaps? They'll fend for themselves just fine with danios.

They wont kill each other will they? :?

Lupin 01-29-2007 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Vivification
They wont kill each other will they? :?

If space permits and tigers kept in group, there's not a chance they will pick the danios.:) Tiger barbs just pick on other fish if they are lesser in number or cramped with space but the rule that they should never be mixed with long-finned specimens should be strictly followed. Long fins are a temptation they can't resist.

Vivification 01-29-2007 10:23 PM

Okay, well i'll get 4 more Danio's, and maybe buy a Tiger one like you said.

There's no special requirements for a Tiger Barb?


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