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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Mwm, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Thanks for your input on the cherry barbs being "VERY AGRESSIVE" But it is one of the most unagressive barbs. Every website i look on says they are peace full. And its not like i just bought the fush and dropped them in the tank, ive read about every fish i have and the fish store helped me
    pick everyone out.
    here is a link if you want to learn about cherry barbs
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod ... CatId=1008

    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod ... pCatId=953
    That is the bottom feeder is have
     
  2. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    i never said they where very agressive!!! re-read it. i said agressive. and yes they are. they may be known as less agressive then all the other barbs but that does not state they are not. but also be careful on stores points. because they are there to sell the fish and they will say anything to do so. i have gone to multiple places and "tested" them and they have said things like putting big angel fish and baby neons together when that is bad because the angel will eat them. so be careful about that. also all bottom feeders aka algae eaters will eat dead fish so dont kid yourself.
    sorry if i sounded rude and all but this is all true.
     
  3. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Okay thanks :D OneWolfsDream. Im new to this stuff so dont expect alot from me. Oviously my friend isnt as smart as i thought he was Haha.
     
  4. swtnpink

    swtnpink New Member

    will algae eaters eat dead fish fast enough for you NOT to see them doing so? I mean... if you check your tank everyday ... you're bound to see your dead fish because your algae eaters can finish them up, right?

    And... MWM where is that picture of your tank you promised us? I wanna see your TANK!!! :lol:
     
  5. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    swtnpink: no it is a gradual thing. usually when the fish dies they will wait a period of time (day or two) then usually you will see the remains or substances like that. if you want to see it for yourself (even though it is very gross) you can go take a look at your lfs some times late afternoon there could be one. though its not the best of experiences.

    Mwm: haha. lol. yeah i had a friend that said a lot about fish though i looked up everything she said just to be sure, after all that info i have looked up i have found myself giving her lessons. lol.
     
  6. swtnpink

    swtnpink New Member

    well, the reason why i brought up the whole thing about algae eaters is because he said that some of his fishes has "disappeared" and someone suggested that the algae eaters ate it? so i guess i was just saying, even if it did eat it, it wouldnt have swallowed it and he would have noticed them die... did u ever find ur "missing" fishes?
     
  7. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    yes i did :shock: Parts of them, a neon just disappeared but i found a like skull of my catfish when i cleaned the tank. Ill hopefully be putting up a picture of my tank soon :mrgreen:
     
  8. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    see thats why i keep a close eye on my fish like who is sick, who has what things like that, that way i never deal with seeing the head of my fish with the body gone.

    btw nice tank.
     
  10. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    Does anyone have any suggestions for the tank, like what I should do to it.
     
  11. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

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    OneWolvesDream New Member

  13. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    I dont know anything that would make it better
     
  14. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

    me neither, but please dont put a dempsey in there... mr dempsey would grow outta that tank pretty quick & as soon as he got big enough your live bearers & neons would make him a nice lunch & midnight snack...
     
  15. Mwm

    Mwm New Member

    popeeye how much space does a dempsey need?
     
  16. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    They get about 10" so IMO, they need at least 40 gallons each.

    -Chelle
     
  17. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

    yep, I agree with chelle, you need room for them to grow... you can get baby dempseys around an inch long & it will seem that you can keep them in a 10 or 20 gallon, but remember that they grow! a 10" dempsey will be one unhappy fish in anything less than a 40 or 55 gallon tank. & the myth that fish only grow as big as their tank isnt true. a fish will outgrow its tank & have some big time health issues & deformity unless they have plenty of room to swim around.
     
  18. air*force*one

    air*force*one New Member

    that 1 inch per fish rule is just for beginers if there is lots of hiding places anf plant like they will be ok as long as there eating and breathing and it seams like you have a 2small of a tank for your oscar they need a 75g

    im a friend of m w m and his tank is fine he could have some more fish in it if he wanted to


     
  19. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

    whos oscar are you referring to?
     
  20. air*force*one

    air*force*one New Member


    the person who has the oscar in the 50g
     

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