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My experience with Black Ruby Barbs and Tiger Barbs was puzzling. Last year I had 7 TBs living in my tank for months when I added 3 BRBs. All my TBs were scared of the BRBs. From what I've read so...
6 leaves in a 2 gallon bucket is really too much. As a start, just use 1 small leaf first in your 10 gallon tank. Monitor pH daily on the first week.
Anyway, do you have a target pH level? How...
I noticed that the water surface has some oily film. Since I have that spare pump, I thought why not just add a skimmer. As an added bonus, it helps with the water circulation.
Thanks. I have phrased it wrongly. You are right, there's no bacteria on old water. I should have added a few more sentences.
I'm actually after the same pH level as my old Barb tank which is...
So far I've never seen them pick on the Tetras.
Made a few updates.
Added DIY skimmer.
Added more plants.
Did a little re-scaping to minimize the effects of disturbances on the gravel made by my pesky Tiger Barbs.
Added my 4 Kuhli loaches...
Caught one sleeping last night.
Thanks for the suggestions. Still a work in progress.
Actually, I was already thinking of not putting the Black Ruby barbs. In my old tank they were the boss despite their small numbers. All my...
Just want to share my new Tiger Barb Tank. It's about 3 weeks old now. I used filter media and some water from my old tank to accelerate the cycle.
I modified the filter section into a...
08-06-2012, 07:22 AM
Many thanks for your reply.thumbs2:
08-06-2012, 07:12 AM
Thanks for the comments. I'll watch them for the next few days and see how it goes. But it does seem unusual, 3 small vs 7 larger fish and the small ones managed to intimidate the bullies. Regarding...
08-06-2012, 06:47 AM
Hi. Why are my 7 Tiger Barbs afraid of my 3 new Ruby Barbs? The 7 Tiger Barbs have been together in my tank for almost a month. The 3 Ruby Barbs were added only yesterday. And yet, the Tiger Barbs...