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FISHMAD
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PostPosted: 2012.03.11(Sun)3:48    Post subject: Tiger barbs Reply with quote

I recently bought 8 tiger barbs for my 60 litre (they are all kind of small and will be moved when bigger) but the first day I bought them I left them in the tank for about 4 hours after they were introduced and then when I turned on the light to feed them they had a heart attack and hid and wouldnt even eat.They were introduced into the tank with 2 polkadot loches who are fine and an albino bristlenose plec.I have them nearly two weeks now and I have tried it again but they still get scared.I have a really bright substrate which I'm going to change to black.What can I do PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (They do eat with the light off and are fine with the light off) Crying or Very sad
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.03.11(Sun)10:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

What light do you have?

Easiest thing is add a load of floating plants - elodea or duckweed are cheapest.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.11(Sun)12:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what light it is but it came with the tank.
I'll try floating plants,but I thought duckweed was bad because it spreads so easily.


What is the care on floating plants???? Question
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PostPosted: 2012.03.11(Sun)13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duckweed is fine - just net some out when it gets too thick.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.12(Mon)13:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks! I'll try and get some duckweed or something like it! Very Happy
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