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Tiger barb problem

Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 am

I have have an issue with my tiger barbs fin nipping at my newest addition to the 75g tank. Ill post what i have in the order i bought them.
2 black convicts
2 bumblee bee cichlids
pleco
salvini
12 tiger barbs
Newest fish is about a 3.5-4in green terror

all of the other fish get along fine and have been together for over a month now but not long after the green terror went in yesterday the tiger barbs started nipping at his back fin.
I will see whats going on by the time i get done work today and decide from there. I was thinking possibly removing the barbs and putting them in a couple gallon container for a few hours with some tank water and see if that helps. anyone have any other ideas?

Re: Tiger barb problem

Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:52 pm

one other question. i was thinking about getting a 10 gallon tank to use for a hospital tank since all my fish are still relatively small... under 4in... wasnt going to use as substrate and was only going to run a 10 sponge filter my question is i have a fluval Q2 pump that i run an air disk on would that be too powerful to run the 10g sponge filter also?

Re: Tiger barb problem

Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 pm

You have combined aggressive SA and CA cichlids (salvini, green terror and convicts) with super aggressive African cichlids (bumble bee). Nothing good is going to come of this.
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