Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
Rosy Barb Behavior
 Forum Index > Fishes and Invertebrates  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
New Members

Joined: 30 Apr 2005

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?

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Joined: 29 Feb 2004
Location: minnesota

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
39 gal tall
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger

Joined: 15 Mar 2005

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
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Fishes and Invertebrates All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L