Tropical Fish Keeping banner

tiger barb

  1. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello everyone, new fish tank owner here! I purchased a fish tank as a gift for my children, but seem to be having some issues. The tank i have is 70gal, with artificial plants and wood decor, gravel bottom. I have a 300w heater that keeps the tank at 78F, a air pump with 2 large air stones...
  2. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hello, A few weeks ago, I had 5 tiger barbs in a 29 gallon with 3 kuhli loaches and a rainbow stiphodon. This was my first time keeping tiger barbs and I don't think I'll try it again. They did the normal barb thing of establishing pecking order, but all that nipping eventually lead to fin...
  3. Tropical Fish Diseases
    My new tiger barb that I bought yesterday looks like he has no mouth or it's always open or something. I did notice this yesterday and have asked what is wrong with it on other forums but haven't gotten a response. Can someone please help ASAP!?!?
  4. Tropical Fish Diseases
    Appears that I have an outbreak of gill flukes, possibly brought on by one of the original danios. it had trouble swimming, tail fin was just a bunch of strands and it also had a red spot right above the tailfin that turned white a few days before he passed. Since then I have had 3 dainos die...
  5. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    What are some good tank mates for tiger barbs in a 55 gallon tank?
  6. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hi! I am new here so I hope I am posting where I need to post. So I have a question. How normal is it for a new tiger barb to start floating upside down and hiding and WHY do they do this? When another fish swims by him or anything moves him he flips over and swims just fine but otherwise he...
  7. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hi every one... This is my 1st post on this forum and I have just brought 8 Tiger Barbs.. Can I know that if they can eat earth worms from my garden :D/ Thanks in Advance.
  8. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    Hello everyone, I am new to these forums and a new aquarium owner, and I am writing this thread because I am worried about my new tank! I recently bought a new 10 gallon tank and I put 3 tiger barbs and a shark inside. The barbs leave the shark alone, but the bigger barb has been very...
  9. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Dimensions: 36" L x 18" D x 12" High Wanted to double check my stocking plans with you guys and make sure what I wanted wasn't something horrifically bad :P My tank isnt set up yet so I have time to figure out what I want (Setting it up tonight hopefully and starting the cycle!). Tank will be...
  10. Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    it's summer time, and my third floor appartment gets upwards of 90 degrees during the day when we are out.. (it was good in the winter when we had a tiny heating bill :-) ) Sooo.. i have 2 tropical tanks, a 15 gallon with some glofish, and tetras and a snail, and a 29 gallon with 2 jewels and 5...
  11. Freshwater Journals
    im 17 new to the hobby but i am trying to goto college as a marine biologist major all of my fish are juveniles at the moment i think its a 30g looking to up grade to a 55 very shortly there is 4 angel fish 2 cat fish (unknown type) 3 tiger barbs and 1 place he never comes out of his hiding...
  12. Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have two tanks one larger one and one smallish corner one and in both I have plastic plants with some live moss balls. I have a catfish in each tank right now and the moss balls are just there to keep them happy but recently my other fish have taken a liking to them. They play with them...
  13. Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    i have a 50g tank with the following. 6 tiger barbs, 3 clown loache, 1 common pleco, 1 redtail black shark, and 1 sun catfish. everyone seems to eat when its feeding time but they refuse anything but brine shrimp or shrimp pellets. and i know i have mostly canivourous fish in my tank, but is...
  14. Freshwater Journals
    Hi, Hope all is well! Just sharing the links to my tropical planted fish tanks also testing my underwater camera.
  15. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    I currently have four Tinfoil barbs and two Zebra loaches. They seem to getting along very well. Can you please comment on the compatibility of my tank residents with a school of - 1. Red Zebra Danios I found a couple of charts saying this should be okay. I find this very surprising. 2...
  16. Cyprinids and Atherinids
    here's my situation. I have 2 angels and have a long finned rosy barb. I bought 3 tiger barbs and put them in. My rosy barb started acting crazy and would swim fast and rub up against the tiger and appeared to keep pace with it and then switch off to another tiger. I could not tel if the Rosy...
Top