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Thread: I give up.

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    I officially give up on keeping tiger barbs. I love the little suckers, but if theyd stop fighting for even 2 seconds i would be happy. I turned on the lights this morning to find 2 dead with shreded fins, and another that is so beat up, i dont think hes going to make it. that gives me two left. Im not going to replace these, if/when they finally fight eachother to death (it looks like they are doing just that right now), does anyone have and reccomendations for small dither fish that can go with severums and corys? I would perfer something south american (to maybe make my tank a biotope), but if i have to, ill take others.



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    Mine are like best friends lol.
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    Sorry about losing your fish, Drum! Taking a break from them sounds like a good idea. I wish I had a rec for you on a replacement species but I don't know enough about fish to help much. I'm sure someone can help you though. Just wanted to say I'm sorry.
    My tank:
    20g long - 8 Trigonostigma heteromorpha, 2 Corydoras brevirostris, 2 Corydoras agassizii, 1 Corydoras trilineatus named Julian

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    I wonder why your tiger barbs are so agressive. I'm going to add 2 more to my school, but even with 4 of them they get along really good. especially with the school of buenos aires. Maybe i don't see the agression because it is all spaced out between the two school, which are always mixed together.
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    Don't feel bad Drum - I have a Harlequin Rasbora that is killing all of his buddies! Ever try to seperate a bad apple from a school of identical fish!
    Go ahead - try to count my Bumblebee Gobies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieG
    Don't feel bad Drum - I have a Harlequin Rasbora that is killing all of his buddies! Ever try to seperate a bad apple from a school of identical fish!
    Yikes! A rasbora with an attitude? Should I rethink getting some for my new 20g or do you just have one psycho fish? I wonder mays a peaceful fish go bad? But seriously, that would be hard to find the culprit in a school of those guys.
    My tank:
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    I agree Drum, we are down to one from six now, initially they killed 2 veiltail balloon mollies, so we put the 6 barbs in with our convicts, this worked for a while, but gradually they fought among themselves untill they killed each other.

    They are beutiful looking fish in a school, it is a shame about there behavior.

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    That's too bad, Drum, sorry to hear of your troubles. I have a school of 6 green tigers that get along splendidly. I just have to wonder what was triggering the aggression?
    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.

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    Sounds to me like you have far out numbered the males to females. If you could move the females out, you might have some peace in the tank again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Sounds to me like you have far out numbered the males to females. If you could move the females out, you might have some peace in the tank again.

    I have no idea how to sex them.


    About an hour ago, the beat up one was floating. The last two arent looking to good anymore, but they are staying at opposite ends of the tank.
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