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  1. Default Female Tiger Barb

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    We have 4 male tiger barbs and only 1 female barb. All the males are active and eating well. The female is eating but not active, just kind of hangs around, sometimes hiding behind a rock. Should I be concerned? No physical things wrong as far as I can tell.
    84 g starfire
    2 zebra danios
    5 tiger barbs
    3 pictus catfish
    2 rubber mouth pleco
    1 green barb
    2 albino barbs
    1 red tailed shark
    Eheim 2080 filter

  2. #2


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    Hey if I were the only female in a room of men I would be hiding out as well.. tiger barbs like to breed and can be quite rough in doing so.. maybe the lady is trying to relax a little and hide from the randy buggers...

    Pretty sure if you got some more females that could share her attention she would be willing to 'party' more
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  3. #3


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    The female is stressed. Ideally the ratio of males to females should be in the ballpark of 2 or, preferably, 1:3 (one male for every 3 females). Most fish prefer such a ratio. Without such a ratio, fighting among the males is much more likely.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

  4. Default

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    Thanks! We were thinking we should probably get A couple more females to even things out. Unfortunately we will have to wait several weeks until we can take the carbon out of our main tank and start the sponge filter to use in the quarantine tank. HANG IN THERE LITTLE LADY -- HELP IS COMING!
    84 g starfire
    2 zebra danios
    5 tiger barbs
    3 pictus catfish
    2 rubber mouth pleco
    1 green barb
    2 albino barbs
    1 red tailed shark
    Eheim 2080 filter

  5. Default

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    Yeah alot of fish are monogamis and prefer alot of female partners. If there are to many males they will fight over the female alot of the times in turn killing the female...
    75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey

    55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio

    20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.

    "Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."

  6. Default breeding

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    hello every body i need help i really want to breed tiger barbs I've got 3 tiger and 3 green barbs but witch is male and witch is female and when do i put the female in to the breeding tank? anytime or do i wait for her to fill up with eggs first then put her in the breeding tank or just put her in there anytime and then feed her with live food and wait her to fill with eggs and then put the male in with her after 3=4 days. is this correct plz help

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