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Thread: New barbs!
03-12-2012, 10:05 PM #1
I've finished acclimating my new tiger barbs to the tank water, and have put them in their tanks. The poor dears were very pale after being netted, but I think they began to brighten back up within a couple of minutes of being put in the new tank. I'm sure it will take them a good while to settle in completely.
Of course, they've hidden themselves away behind the water wisteria where I only see brief flashes of motion! I figure they'll eventually figure out that I'm not evil when they get used to me feeding them. ;-)
I'm afraid I may not have gotten enough females; they were very young and it was hard to tell whose nose was red and whose wasn't, but most of the dorsal fins had some red on there, so I'm afraid the school is quite male-heavy. Still, the LFS is willing to exchange if they seem healthy and I need to, later; I asked about that specifically when I got them.
They seem to be the non-spotted variety, unless the extra spots develop later in maturity. :-)
I wonder how long it will take them to come out and be seen....
Edited to add: They are already trying to eat the plants, including the anubias!
Last edited by Cara_Chapel; 03-12-2012 at 10:13 PM.
03-12-2012, 10:14 PM #2
Cool, how msny barbs do you have now? If you have enough then it may take just a day at most for them to settle in and be happy.
03-12-2012, 10:41 PM #3
I have 12 in my 29-gallon and 5 in my 10-gallon. I'll be adding the 5 into the bigger tank if it handles the 12 OK. :-) They've begun venturing out from the foliage to explore some of the time....
Originally Posted by MLBfan
Last edited by Cara_Chapel; 03-12-2012 at 10:45 PM.