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rookie
01-24-2009, 03:00 AM
i had 3 barbs and then i got 3 more to strenthen there school yesterday now to day when i came home from work they were all nipping at eachother some with marks on them, the one is very hurt slightly behind the gills but he dont look good i think he is going to die soon!!!

Sharon
01-24-2009, 12:28 PM
Hi...Tiger Barbs are not suitable for a 10gal tank, as they require more swimming room. Actually, the Angelfish won't be able to stay in the tank, either...

gm72
01-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Stocking, stocking, stocking. None of those fish are appropriate for the 10 gallon. The fighting will continue until you move them to a larger space.

invadertoast
01-24-2009, 02:18 PM
Agreed, they need more space. I have 10 in a 20 long and they are doing wonderfully, they are the only inhabitants and I think it's a striking tank (or will be when the plants grow in.)

Lady Hobbs
01-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Going to repeat what the others have said. Tanks too small for even the angelfish much less the barbs. Angels get 5 inches. Where will it swim?

Small tanks=Small fish!!!!!!!

Wild Turkey
01-24-2009, 04:34 PM
I'll be the parrot...
Craw! Stocking Craw!
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goldenchild
03-29-2009, 01:45 AM
it needs more space then 10 gallons but since you got 6 of them i at least recommend a 25 gallon tank at the least

Wild Turkey
03-29-2009, 01:50 AM
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