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PostSubject: Bully!   Fri May 09, 2008 12:44 pm

Tiger barbs have been given the reputation of being aquarium bullies, as they "fin nip" their way around the aquarium driving the other fish mad.
But what fish can put the terrible tiger barb in it's place? but at the same time NOT bullying tiger barb. See it as the other fish giving the tiger barb a friendly warning.

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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Fri May 09, 2008 4:55 pm

Typically tiger barbs will only harass other fish when they are not in adequate numbers. The best way to prevent them from nipping other species fins is to keep them in a group of about 6, (like tetras) that way their aggression will be divided amongst the rest of the shoal rather than at a lone long fined target.
Although it is still not a great idea to keep them with a target that may be too tempting.. Thatís like trying to say no to free chocolate.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Sat May 10, 2008 12:48 am

There isn't such thing, the stress of being constantly attacked back and forth like that, will be more of a problem than the actual aggression. My best solution another new and bigger tank. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Sat May 10, 2008 12:54 am

Im not talking about my barbs, they are ok together.
I mean tiger barbs as a whole.

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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Sat May 10, 2008 11:56 am

Is there such thing as enforcer in the barbs aquarium world?

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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Mon May 19, 2008 1:08 pm

Nope, just adequate space, and numbers.
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PostSubject: Re: Bully!   Mon May 19, 2008 6:06 pm

My barbs dont seem to do any fin nipping, they did at first, to the neons, then they must of got fed-up so stopped. But i think they rule the tank, as they are biggest and all the other fish seem to move out of their way. granade

But i think their reputation has been blown out of proportion of being evil fin nppers that kill all other fish.

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