tiger barb

  1. H

    Tiger Barb Deaths: 3 in <24 hours

    Request Help Tank size: 38 Gal tank age: 1 Yr pH: 7 ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 0 kH: gH: tank temp: Appx 78 to 80 There is a large bubble strip in bottom of tank hooked to a 55 gallon air pump so it's not an oxygenation issue. Fish Symptoms (include full description including lesion...
  2. T

    I need help with finding good tank mates

    Hey guys, I have a 55-60 gallon tank, I’m looking to get another mate(s) for the tank. I have 10 tiger barbs about an inch or less in length and 2 3 inch Pictus catfish. All are doing well together. I have two pleco as well.
  3. un-erasable pencil

    Pleco has redness on edge of fin

    Hi, I noticed my pleco having some redness on the edge of his fin. I'm not exactly sure why but I suspect my tiger barbs are nipping him. Otherwise he eats well and doesn't seem to be stressed but I was wondering in anyone knows what this could be and what I can do about it. In case anyone is...
  4. Linkandnavi

    Amano Shrimp and Tiger Barbs

    I'm just wondering if anyone has any lived experience of keeping Tiger Barbs with Amano shrimp (rather than general thoughts or conjecture)? The tiger barbs will be in a school of 25 minimum, so any aggression beyond their own hierarchical squabbling is likely to be limited and will be in a 193...
  5. A

    Gourami Fin Rot or Fin Nipping?

    So... This has been a really horrible year with my fish tank stocking. My 30 gallon tank has 6 tiger barbs, 1 Dalmatian molly, 4 albino corydora catfish, and a dwarf gourami. There's a little background to how I ended up with this mix of fish. At first, I wanted a species-only tank with tiger...
  6. K

    Tiger Barb fin question - fin rot??

    I have a 36 gal with 8 tiger barbs, 2 tetras & 2 swordtails. Everyone has been very peaceful & no issues. They have all lived together for about 6 months. There is 1 that appears to have shimmies but after looking further I have noticed it is missing most of his fins. Not sure if he is getting...
  7. H

    LED lights vs. Tiger Barbs

    hi everyone! I recently put some let lights on the top of my tank, and within 24 hours, my only two tiger barbs died. I was wondering if there is any correlation between barbs and the lighting that they are under. My albino barb seemed to be stuck at the surface for about three hours and did not...
  8. A

    Tiger Barb fins nearly gone?!

    Hi there! I went away on vacation for 2 days, my fish were fed by a trust worthy family friend. I come back to one of my tiger barbs fins nearly gone, the poor thing is swimming funny and struggling, but still swimming and trying to eat as well. I have 7 tiger barbs in total, some tetra too...
  9. B

    Thoughts on this stocking combination?

    Hi All. Interested in as many thoughts as possible on this stocking. This would be a gradual build up from where I am now. 55 gallon(240l) Temp 24.5 Degrees C. PH 6.5/6.8, Live plants Stem and moss ball with a java fern., Fine, very small gravel, Betta 2000 Canister filter(turns over the tank...
  10. M

    Tiger Barbs dying off, fast!

    My daughter's tiger barbs suddenly started dying off. Although my pH and hardness is high in my source water, they have seemed happy and active up until the past four days. My other parameters have been more or less textbook perfect. Four days ago, the smallest tiger barb stopped swimming with...
  11. Tumanita

    Odd looking Tiger Barb (Mouth Deformity)

    A couple of month ago my friend had to move and gave me his tiger barbs. I had already had tiger barbs so I knew what they needed. One in particular looked very ugly and had a big belly and my friend said that the fish had that belly since it was a baby. I let it go. Today in the morning it was...
  12. SteakNShrimp

    Bloated Tiger Barbs?

    A few of my Tiger Barbs seem to have enlarged stomachs. I did some research and came up with - Swim Blatter Disease - Constipation - Dropsy But I’m not sure if my fish have these problems because they aren’t displaying most of the symptoms. They aren’t swimming weird, they are all eating, and...
  13. SteakNShrimp

    55g Centerpiece Fish?

    This is what I am planning so far for my 55g tank. - 24 Tiger Barbs - 5 Denison’s - 1 Rainbow Shark - 3 Zebra loaches - 1 Ram (maybe 2) - 2 Pictus Catfish - maybe a school of an undecided Tetra or Rasbora species Any suggestions on a decently large (but not too large) centerpiece fish...
  14. SteakNShrimp

    Fish acting weird please help!

    I have a 55g tank that houses - 1 Rainbow Shark - 2 Cherry Barbs - 1 Male Swordtail - 1 Zebra Loach I recently (yesterday) added 3 Tiger barbs 2 Green Tiger Barbs and 3 Albino Tiger Barbs as well as 2 Rose-line Sharks/Denison Barbs, a RainbowFish and a Blue CrayFish. The problem is one...
  15. C

    Tiger Barbs

    I have 30+ gallon tank with some Tiger Barbs. I was curious about the egg laying process. Could somebody specify what steps I should take to successfully breed them? I've been told that changing temperature is a common method but I am ultimately just curious.
  16. M

    BGK + Tiger Barbs + Bristlenose??

    I just got a new 43 gallon tank and i have a small bgk (12cm) in it at the moment. If i add 3 bristlenose plecos and 10 tiger barbs, will i have a problem with aggression from any of the fish? Thanks if you guys have an answer.
  17. M

    Green tiger barbs turning black and swimming in place

    I have four tiger barbs in a 15 gallon tank and I know I should have more in a bigger tank which I tried to do by buying a tank yesterday getting told it was a 30 gallon which was just 15 but anyways I transferred them into there and they seemed to be loving it but just I just noticed that...
  18. M

    Tiger barbs turning white over night

    So I adopted 4 tiger barbs and when I got them they where very stressed and dark but they soon got their color and became happy. But yesterday I I got the brine shrimp and I don't know if that has anything to do with this but when I got up this morning and turned their light on 3 of them where...
  19. H

    Black Convict Cichlids and Tiger Barbs?

    I’m moving and can’t take my black convict fish with me because I’m afraid he won’t survive the trip. My brother offered to take him, but we’re not sure if our fish are compatible. Can my black convict share a tank with tiger barbs?
  20. G

    Green Tiger Barbs

    Hi I have 8 green tiger barbs in a 150 litre tank, they are the only fish in the tank and it has been cycled. One of them, the largest, and I believe female (red nose), is relentlessly chasing the others. She'll chase one and then as soon as she loses it, chase another. All day long. There's...