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Old 07-17-2012, 07:12 AM   #411 
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There is going to be nipping, it's just that my girls nip vital fins >.>

As for the decor, I had driftwood, but it turned out to be "bad". I'm in the process of preparing new driftwood that shouldn't grow mold.

As for other decor, I simply didn't want anything fake in there.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:22 AM   #412 
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Wasn't sure if I can post here or start a new thread. So I'll just try.

I have a 30 gallon tank with 11 Betta sororities. I have had these girls together in the same tank since March 2012. Two days ago, I inherited 2 gold barbs and 6 neon tetras. My question is, can I add the newly inherited fishes to my 30 gallon sorority tank?

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:36 AM   #413 
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What size are the barbs?

Do you have any pictures of your tank?

I was thinking of introducing a rosy barb once a week for cleaning duty when I try to feed the girls flakes instead of pellets.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #414 
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What size are the barbs?

Do you have any pictures of your tank?

I was thinking of introducing a rosy barb once a week for cleaning duty when I try to feed the girls flakes instead of pellets.
I've always been under the impression that barbs are fin-nippers - but maybe that's just tiger barbs.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #415 
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It looks like the barbs are about 1.25" now.

Here are some photos:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...er_media_share

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...er_media_share

I googled gold barbs and found that they are supposed to be most peaceful of all barbs.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #416 
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I think all I can convince my hubby to go for is a 5.5 g. I was really looking forward to a sorority. *sighs* Thanks for the replies Silverfang and Cattitude.
Thank you for taking the great advise they gave you! I know it sucks, but it is only for the safety of the girls. Some people are even iffy about a 10 gallon being too small! It truly depends on the girls you get though.

I'm sure the one/two bettas you get will be more than content. :)
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #417 
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Thanks for replying Teeney. Its true; better to have one content fish than many stressed out just for the sake of having them. Freyja is quite content to have all 2.5 g of "our" work tank to herself, although she has become interested in her only other tankmate, JJ Puff the mossball. Once upon a time she had ghost shrimp; they were there on Friday afternoon and gone by Monday morning. She needs more plants though, anubias and java moss are the ones I'm looking at right now.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:37 PM   #418 
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Here are more photos:










Here are the gold barbs in quarantine:


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Old 07-23-2012, 06:42 PM   #419 
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I'd get at least 4 more barbs to stop any aggression.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #420 
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Getting a few more barbs was what most websites are suggesting also. So I'll probably do it. Thanks everyone.
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