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Old 07-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #421 
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Yea, they'll get along fine.
Barbs have a really bad reputation, almost all species are sweeties. Tiger barbs are the most common though, but even they calm down if you have around 10 of them. Most people don't get enough barbs for a school and that's why they see problems.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #422 
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A few quick questions......

  • Quick question, keep blue betta... Delfine in the tank or remove her for fin treatment?
  • Note: First 3 photos & last 3 photos are the same fish.
Delfine/Delfino - 1.75" (Royal Blue/Short Red Ventral).

  • Also the fish below the Hikari Marine S.....
Senetti - 1.75" (Blue/Purple/Long Red Ventral)
  • Keep Senetti in tank or remove? She's lost the most amount of scales due to fighting since the initial introduction. Definitely #2 behind Diavolo (Big Red Veiltail/Red Eyes).
Sorbet/Sorbeto - 1.5" (Orange/Red Sorbet Colored fins, Red/Orange Operculum) = She's back in time out after escaping last night.





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Old 07-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #423 
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huge photo

They say removing a female
and then adding her back in can
confuse the girls and make them behave
especially if you re-arrange their deco.
So I would "hospitalize" her for awhile
and then re introduce her and hope
for the best!
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #424 
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I'd quite likely remove the girl who's on the same line of photos as the liquid test results. Are any of the other girls hiding or staying solely on the bottom?

For the most part I wouldn't remove unless they are being severely picked on or are having trouble swimming. But I may not be the best judge.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:12 PM   #425 
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SF, already transfered Delfine when the picture was originally taken. Didn't you notice the horrible turd looking plastic log behind her. Just wanted confirmation that it was the right thing to do.

RU, how long would you hospitalize her? Her fins were pretty bad, still only maybe 1/3 healed now.

Senetti - large purple/blue one, may have to be transferred to intensive care as well.

  • I removed the caves, did a 50% change & gravel cleaning just now.

Left the girls in there while doing the cleaning & added Little Lava Red & reintroduced Little Blue Munchkin into the group after I was finished.

  • Another note.... it's been such a long time since I've had GRAVEL. So easy to clean versus the eco-complete substrate.
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RU, how long would you hospitalize her?
Her fins were pretty bad, still only maybe 1/3 healed now.
I have no idea, I've never had to do it myself.
I'm glad her fins are growing back!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:54 PM   #427 
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Love my sorority, I add new females all the time and really don't have many problems, mine is a 40 gallon breeder tank with plenty of plants and decorations in it, the girls love it in there
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RU.... I'm glad none of them sustained any major damage. Once they saw the nets, most of the fish swam inside immediately. No running away at all.

Choob.... I was going to go with the 55 gallon, but PTC made some excuse why it wasn't included in their little annual sale.

40G was way too deep. I like HOB filters, and the 40G Breeder would be stick out from the wall too much.

If the tank was 14"-16" deep instead of 18", I would have grabbed it.

Post a photo of your tank. I'm curious to see what a fully planted 40G looks like.
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