My Tiger Barb Got Half Of His Fin Bit Off Help

  1. Jakers20 Member Member

    I own a 29 gallon with 1 kribensis chiclid, 2 pearl gouromis, 1 golden dojo loach, and 5 tiger barbs with plenty of hiding places .One of my tiger barbs is very aggressive to all the other ones. And today I noticed one of my tiger barbs was missing half of his fin! His color is really faded but all his other fins look fine. What should I do to heal my fish and decrease the aggression? Thanks
     
  2. david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can try putting either the bully or the victim in a breeder box for a week or so.
     

  3. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    The best thing to do is keep the water parameters pristine, but doing 1-2 extra water changes a week. Then add a few more tiger barbs to spread out aggression. Separating the aggressive one will only result in another tiger barb becoming the alpha and doing the same thing. Its also best to rehome the dojo loach since they can reach a little less than 12 inches, and require a tank at least 48 inches long to allow for ample swimming room when they are full grown.
     
  4. Jakers20 Member Member

    I have a 1 gallon tub ware would that work? And would a whole week be too stressful for him?
     

  5. david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    It would work with probably daily water changes since it wont be filtered or heated. Nice thing with something like the breeder box it still in your tanks water.
     
  6. FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    Yes, it will be very stressful. Also, if the tiger barb is able to do it to one tiger barb, its best not to decrease the current tiger barb population since that just increases the chances of it happening to another tiger barb (less tiger barbs to spread the aggression on).
     
  7. Jakers20 Member Member

    I could cut holes in the bottom of my tuba ware to make it float in my tank/ how can i heal the victim?
     

  8. david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    As long as it doesn't get infected basically just time and keep an eye on him.
     
  9. Jakers20 Member Member

    Should I drop food into the container? And how long in the box will make my tiger barb lose his dominance?
     
  10. david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yea you still need to feed him. I would try 3-4 days.
     

  11. Jakers20 Member Member

    I'm in the nitrite stage to the biological filter does that make any difference? And also should I put the victim or the aggressor in the box?