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FISHMAD
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PostPosted: 2012.03.15(Thu)12:01    Post subject: UNUSUAL FISH Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)5:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the tank dimensions & water parameters?
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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)9:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

The water is kind of hard no ammonia and no nitrates.the tank is 60 litres.what fish can I get? Cool
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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)9:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need a 200 litre tank for the fish you already have.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)12:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know but I removed the shark and the loaches to a 200 litre tank.
I won't be keeping the firemouth in there when he's bigger and same with the tiger barbs.I added 3 odessa barbs and some floating plants.
The tigers started shoaling immediately!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)12:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

What else is in the bigger tank?
60 litres is too small for the barbs.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.16(Fri)20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that the Tiger Barbs need a bigger tank. I had them in a 55 gln. (208 ltr.) tank and they used the whole tank. Since they tend to be very nippy fish - they do much better in larger schools where they can focus on each other instead of other fish in the tank.

Your smaller tank would be better for a small group of tetras and maybe a few Cories.
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PostPosted: 2012.03.17(Sat)3:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I would put them in the 200 litre but the tank is full now.Besides the tigers are still pretty small and enjoy themselves in the tank
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PostPosted: 2012.03.17(Sat)3:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please read this

What are you going to do when the tiger barbs grow? They should reach nearly full size in a few months and then they will not "enjoy" themselves.

Please don't base your stocking on the short term overstocking done in stores and forget buying more fish until you have suitable accommodation for the fish you already have.
If a tank looks empty address the decor.


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PostPosted: 2012.03.17(Sat)6:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'LL try put them in the big tank
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