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Hello all that read this topic :D

So I have 3 Tiger Barb in my fish tank with 2 Platy's, they all get on great but why is one of my Tiger Barb's really really long and not looking like the images do on Google? here's a picture below.

 

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Are you asking about the silver and red fish? It might be some kind of tinfoil barb but it's really hard to tell in this picture because it's too blurry.

Can you possibly get a clearer picture and post it?

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Are you asking about the silver and red fish? It might be some kind of tinfoil barb but it's really hard to tell in this picture because it's too blurry.

Can you possibly get a clearer picture and post it?

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Thank you for the welcome :D

here's the same image that i edited but its the full picture without edit the one at the back im asking about.

http://www.mysocialtheatre.com/fish/IMG_0836.JPG
 

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Neither one of those in the picture is a tiger barb. I am not sure what the silver one is but the orange and black one is a Clown Loach.
 

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Neither one of those in the picture is a tiger barb. I am not sure what the silver one is but the orange and black one is a Clown Loach.
The body does look wrong for the barb family but there are some that are longer than wider.
It's the silvery color that has me wondering :dunno:
 

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Neither one of those in the picture is a tiger barb. I am not sure what the silver one is but the orange and black one is a Clown Loach.
The one at the front is a platy, wow what the hell, i've just paid 5 pounds for 3 tiger barb and so I got 2 tigers barbs and 1 Clown Loach instead :| can I take the Clown Loach back? as its not what I wanted.
 

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Taking it back depends on the policy of the store where you purchased it. Personally, if you can keep them about 3-5 clowns are way better than tiger barbs. They have amazing personalities.
 

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Taking it back depends on the policy of the store where you purchased it. Personally, if you can keep them about 3-5 clowns are way better than tiger barbs. They have amazing personalities.
Thanks for your help, I mite keep it now but why was it mixed in the first place thats what I would like to know, im new to this fish world and wanted to try something new, as long 2 cats this year 22 and 24 years old, had them all my life.
 

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Clown loaches are best with about 3-5 minimum. If you're going to keep it I would do your reading on them as they are very sensitive to being alone.
 

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Clown loaches are best with about 3-5 minimum. If you're going to keep it I would do your reading on them as they are very sensitive to being alone.
thank you very much for you help, so if I keep it i'll need to buy 2 more? what about the tiger barb? as they only 2, my main question is these Clown loaches get really big? its like 3.5 inchs now was just looking and its £20 fish these wont breed will they?
 

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The one at the front is a platy, wow what the hell, i've just paid 5 pounds for 3 tiger barb and so I got 2 tigers barbs and 1 Clown Loach instead :| can I take the Clown Loach back? as its not what I wanted.
OMIGOSH you meant the loach :shock: Guess they snuck that one in there on you. Hope they take it back for you.
 
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