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    Default Five Banded Barb


    0 Not allowed!
    I see that a lot of people would like to keep Tiger Barbs but once they find out about their "warm" disposition they change their minds.

    If I might, I would like to suggest this beutiful fish as an alternate choice.

    They do not have the Tiger Barbs onery reputation at all, but they have similer colors and markings They stay smaller, 2" to the TB's 3". They are a great community fish IME.

    They still need to be kept in school's of at least 6, more would be better. They are not as hardy as the TB but not as sensative as say a Cardinal Tetra. They are not always easy to find in LFS and i've never seen them in the big box stores.

    If you see them, give them a try.
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    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Here's a short video I found of them that realy shows their colors.

    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

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    0 Not allowed!
    I've always wanted these, but have never seen them in any fish store. Tiger barbs are one of the most overused and overrated fish IMO

    Good to see some alternatives, fish look good in that video. I'll keep my eyes open for them.

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