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Old 01-09-2009, 02:13 AM
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Default Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

My Cherry Barb seems to be nipping at the Neon Tetras, will this stop or are they not compatible?
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

How many C Barbs do you have? How many N Tetras and other fish do you have?..................Barbs in general have a tendency to nip as do many types of Tetras..........It is usually advised to keep them in groups of 4 or more so they keep their aggression among themselves.........It doesn't always work and a single aggressive fish will probably always be bad............Mixing fish is an iffy business.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

2 tetras one cherry barb. I was about to get more cherry barbs but then so this happening, so i decided to ask first.

i have a 30 gallon
1 hatchet fish
2 neon tetras
1 cherry barb
1 glass catfish
1 catfish
3 zebra danios

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Old 01-09-2009, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

i just went and got 2 more cherry barbs so maybe that will ease the agression and make the barbs happy lately it hasn't been nipping
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

so the new barbs are very friendly but my first barb still nips, maybe its because it was so lonely hopefully that will change.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

Well the original Barb killed the new one so looks like ill stay away from Cherry Barbs in my tank. Live and learn.
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

My sister has cherry barbs and she swears by them as the ideal community fish... sorry to hear that yours didn't get along so well
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

You might try to return the "bad" Cherry Barb and get others...........I think that the one you are having so much trouble with is an over sexed male........
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Default Re: Cherry Barbs and Neon Tetras

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You might try to return the "bad" Cherry Barb and get others...........I think that the one you are having so much trouble with is an over sexed male........

Yea that's what I was thinking as well, ill give it a shot. For now i exchanged the bad and dead barb for 2 bleeding heart tetras.
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so now i have 3 cherry barbs, ones a female. Wish me luck!
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