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cherrybarb06
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)11:21    Post subject: Cherry barb behavior Reply with quote

In your experience are Cherry barbs fin nippers? Would three cherry barbs be okay in a 10 gallon tank with a female betta?
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clarky
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)11:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherry Barbs aren't really known to be fin nippers, but I'm not sure how peaceful they would be in a 10G.
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)11:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry barbs shouldnt be kept in groups of any less that 5...unless there are no other fish in the tank..

if you only get 2 or 3 cherrys, they will act aggressively to all the other fish in the tank...if you get 5 or more, they will just take out their aggression on their own group members..

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Atlantis
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)21:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have cherry barbs and never seen them beeing agressive
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)22:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

how many do you have atlantis?

if you have 4 or more, thats why..if you only have 2 or 3, they will be aggressive to the other fish..

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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)22:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 Wink But maybe considering of the other size fish who are a lot bigger..thats maybe the reason why they r not
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brett_fishman
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PostPosted: 2007.01.23(Tue)22:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yea, cherrys won't really fight big fish..only ones that are smaller than 4" typically.. Wink

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lenoirj
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PostPosted: 2007.01.24(Wed)17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 cherry barbs (1 male, 2 female), 1 male CT betta, 3 peppered corys, and 3 ghost shrimp all in a 10 gallon. Of all the creatures in my tank, the cherry barbs are the most timid and peaceful. They have never nipped or shown aggression toward anyone else. All they seem to be worried about is breeding!
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PostPosted: 2007.01.24(Wed)18:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

lenoirj,
that is way too much fish for a 10 gallon, even though you have shrimp...3 cherry barbs, 3 corys and a betta is too much..

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