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miagrrl 05-22-2007 08:17 PM

amazing tiger barbs!!
 
i have been patiently building up a school of tiger barbs in a 30 gallon tank- and today it finally paid off! my school went from 6-9 tigers, and it looks amazing. i am totally in awe of mother nature right now. i can't believe how their behavior has changed, just by increasing the school! they are more playful, they all swim in a big group- its pretty amazing. i know the lowest number you should keep is 6, but man, the more you add, the better the show!!!
i also noticed with the larger group, the males are keeping the females in the center...anyone know the significance of this?? gosh this is so neat!! :P

willow 05-24-2007 05:18 PM

hi
i think it has something to do with mating ?
are the fish in a downward facing position ?

Witchery 05-26-2007 11:39 AM

I have not kept Tiger Barbs before but I have been doing a bit of research on them and I came across this article which I thought was great..

http://library.kcc.hawaii.edu/extern...ons/tiger.html

willow 05-28-2007 09:36 AM

:thankyou: Witchery,
that is an impressive artical.


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