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Tiger barb looks a bit fat..

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by sanasana, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. sanasana

    sanasana New Member

    Jul 5, 2018
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    One of my red wags became fat almost overnight. I didn't notice it growing fat at least, and I try to observe any changes in them as best as I can. I observed my tiger barb and it's a bit fatter than before too. Is it just me being paranoid or is it something more? Is it overfeeding? Though I don't think this one eats too much.

    (I got two tiger barbs. I can't really tell their genders very well, though.)

    This photo is about two weeks old.

    I took these today.



  2. Colin_T

    Colin_T Member

    Jan 26, 2008
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    Perth, WA
    Are the fish swimming around normally, eating normally and breathing normally?
    If yes, then don't worry.

    Male tiger barbs get a red nose when they are in good condition, females don't have the red nose and get fatter due to eggs.

    If the tank has been set up for a while and you have room, and depending on what else is in the tank, you should add more tiger barbs to the group. They are a schooling fish and need to be kept in groups of at least 6 but preferably 10 or more.

    And if you have some plants in the tank it will make them feel more secure and they will show better colour.

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