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Thread: Bitten off tail

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    I noticed today that my 1 inch zebra danio had half of its tail missing. I was wondering which species to remove. It's either the tiger barbs or my 3in beunos aires tetras.

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    my money would be on the barbs. they are known to be nippy.
    the tail will grow back BTW if the threat is gone.
    good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette73 View Post
    I noticed today that my 1 inch zebra danio had half of its tail missing. I was wondering which species to remove. It's either the tiger barbs or my 3in beunos aires tetras.
    Or it was another zebra danio.

    But yeah, both tiger barbs and BA tetras are both nippy fish.

    How big is this tank?

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    It's a 20 gallon. I'm not so sure that it was a tiger because they never have shown any agression toward another fish. My BA tetras do nip at the zebras during feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette73 View Post
    It's a 20 gallon. I'm not so sure that it was a tiger because they never have shown any agression toward another fish. My BA tetras do nip at the zebras during feeding.
    well, I'm sure you don't want to hear it, but the tank is quite small for the fish you have. Zebra danios, tiger barbs and BA tetras (plus whatever else) - that's a stock for a 55 gallon, in my opinion.

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    All three of the species you named need larger groups or they get stressed and aggressive. Jaysee is correct, you need a bigger tank for them, unless you want to rehome them and get fish appropriate for a 20g. Since you said you have seen the buenos aires nipping at other fish during feeding, my money is on them.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    It's a tank that my whole family has in our living room. If it was mine it wouldn't be overdone like that. Nobody in my family listens

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    Is this the same tank that your pictus cat is in?

    Because i'm more inclined to think you have fin rot in that tank due to inadequate stocking + nippy fish.

    Super clean water helps, but if you want to get your family to listen-then convince them that the overcrowding is causing fin rot-a disease that'll just rot away the fish and kill it.

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    The catfish is in a different one that currently has an ick infection. I just hope that danio won't get a fungus infection. I'll just have to wait and see if any more tails start falling off if that's the case.

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