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duncanmaclean
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)19:27    Post subject: Rosy Barb Behavior Reply with quote

I am just starting out and have 3 leopard danios, 3 zebra danios, and 4 rosy barbs in a 20 gallon tank.

All is well except for one of the rosy barbs - the smallest, and I think the only male since he is all red - stays in hiding most of the time - near the bottom. He seems to be eating, but not like all the others who go after the food voraciously. He also seems to not swim around and "socialize" with the other fish. I do see him swim around the tank (top to bottom), but just isn't as playful as the others. Since I am new to this, I don't want to overreact, but should I be concerned with his behavior?

Thanks....
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tigerbarb444
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)22:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 rosey barbs and have not seen this behavior but I have had many tiger barbs and I had an albino tiger barb who did that and seems to be fine
so I wouldnt worry but I'm also no expert
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Daniel
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PostPosted: 2005.05.05(Thu)18:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the other 3 are females they could be stressing him out.. but I'm not to wise about anything so I dunno.. I had a male guppy with 3 females who didn't like him and starved him and killed him.. The next male I put in there got them all in line ; ).. hehe I kid... but that may be the problem.. they want to mate and he doesn't
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