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Several (all?) of mine do that. I question all only because I can't tell them all apart. Four of five will get in a corner and just float, tail up. If I approach the tank, most of the time they will pop right up and start swimming around (hoping for food!). They are otherwise active, eat well and have bright colors so I think maybe it's just a "thing" they do?

If anyone knows something different, please correct me!

Also, do you have more than one? Tiger Barbs should be in a school, the larger the better!
 
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5 bala sharks, 2 angels, 3 barbs. will add more barbs next week. perfect chemical levels, almost cycled, lots of real and fake plants with hiding places. he gets chased by another barb because I haven't completed the school yet.

but I hear a lot of barbs do this anyhow

all babies by the way.

well, biggest fish is about 2 inches anyways

 

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If the tank is "almost cycled" then the chemical levels can't be perfect. What test kit are you using and what are the exact parameters?
 
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its all in my other thread named My 100 gallon. I used test strips that gave me a deceptive 0 ammonia level and nitrates. that's why I said almost. will get back with more accurate levels

 

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When I first turn my tank on my barbs are colorless and float as you described. I'm guessing it's a normal thing they do.

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isacr said:
When I first turn my tank on my barbs are colorless and float as you described. I'm guessing it's a normal thing they do.

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This is a bit off topic, but what many people do to avoid the problem of startling your fish awake is to put your tank light on a timer, and then ensure that the room light comes on about a half hour prior, and about the same after the tank light goes off. It really does seem to reduce stress.-rick
 

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ricmcc said:
This is a bit off topic, but what many people do to avoid the problem of startling your fish awake is to put your tank light on a timer, and then ensure that the room light comes on about a half hour prior, and about the same after the tank light goes off. It really does seem to reduce stress.-rick
I have my tank on a timer but I didn't know about the outside light.

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Hello,

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