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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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My grandma was being nice.....

I live with my grandparents, and today my grandma went to petco. They had 5 fish for 5 dollars deal. My grandma got 5 tiger barbs. When I saw them, I looked online. I see they need a larger space and can be nippers. She said she used to have an aquaruium about 10g and she had a bunch of fish in there back then. She said to put 3 on one side and 2 on the other, I figured it would be too much. I moved Fishy to the 1 gallon I have. Will it be OK to have 5 tiger barbs, 1 female betta, and a frog in the 10 gallon? That's what's there now. Please Help Me, thanks.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 01:06 PM
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im no expert but they should be ok...i dont have a clue about the frog though! hahaha
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Betta+tiger barb=BAD
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well, what else can I do?

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Starburst-Blue/White Butterfly VT boy(RIP)
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Jewel-Orange Cellophane HM boy (RIP)
Lavian-Purple/Blue DT boy (RIP)
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I have no other space!

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Starburst-Blue/White Butterfly VT boy(RIP)
Niko-Steel Blue VT boy(RIP)
Jewel-Orange Cellophane HM boy (RIP)
Lavian-Purple/Blue DT boy (RIP)
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Noel-Green/Red/Clear CT boy (RIP)
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A seperate jar for the betta would be fine.

You have to be able to keep both the betta and the barbs happy.

If it's a female betta you should be OK but you'll have to mointer for fin nipping or the girl getting picked on.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-20-2009, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I don't have anything else to put her in, as of now there has been no nipping from the barbs.

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Starburst-Blue/White Butterfly VT boy(RIP)
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Jewel-Orange Cellophane HM boy (RIP)
Lavian-Purple/Blue DT boy (RIP)
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Will it be possible?

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Lavian-Purple/Blue DT boy (RIP)
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Hello!
How sweet of grandma to be thinking of you!
I am afraid 5 tiger barbs alone in a 10 gal is asking for trouble. They are very active fish and really need at least a 20 gal tank.
Maybe your grandma would let you return them for something else? If you are stuck with them, offer lots of hiding spots such as fake plants, so a fish can retreat from all the activity and possible aggression if needed.
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I think returning them would be a good idea.
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