tiger barbs fin nippers

  1. whatsafish7 Member Member

    i have heard tiger barbs are fin nippers but will they nip other barbs. I want to know i get 3 tiger barbs and 3 rosy barbs will they go together i have heard cherry barbs are good fish but i really like the tiger barbs and i already have 2 rosy barbs in the tank. I dont know if the tige barbs will work with two rosy barbs, and two cherry barbs can someone plz help beause im going to the petstore tomorrow to buy tiger barbs and the cycle kit and im wondering should i buy two tiger barbs or three :mad: ;D :D ;) ::) :eek:
     
  2. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    Whatsafish7, you should not rush with buying fish. Please wait until your tank(s) are cycled appropriately. Get yourself well acquainted with the cycling process. Get a test kit first. You should buy fish at the very end - when tank is set up, when the water is cycled, and when you have properly researched the kind(s) of fish you want to buy. Believe me, patience will pay off. Please do not rush into anything as this will only hurt your fish, which I don't think you'd like.
     

  3. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    P.S. Read again what Omorrokh and I wrote about all the fish that you want to get for your 10 gallon (or future 30 gallon) tanks.
     
  4. whatsafish7 Member Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    well thanks il try to not rush but fish is such a exciting thing and is hard to controll. i have had my tank for about 2 weeks and some people say thats how long it takes to cycle them tomorrow i will buy the testing kit and if my water is cycled ill buy the tiger barbs will that be ok
     

  5. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    I know the fish are exciting !!! I am always impatient too, but in the back of my mind I know that impatience can hurt fish, so I refrain from doing what I should not. It's better and safer to wait, than to rush and have disastrous results, right? So, just get a test kit for now, wait for the tank to get cycled, and only then can you start getting fish. And of course not all at once, but very few at a time. You add fish gradually. And remember not to overstock. The general rule is to have one inch of fish per one gallon of water, and it's better for the fish to have one inch of fish per 2 gallons of water. And it's not true that cycling a tank "always" takes 2 weeks. It usually takes much longer, at least a month. The time of cycling varies from tank to tank, but more or less it takes about a month. The best way to know if your tank is fully cycled is to get a test kit. A tank is cycled if ammonia is 0, nitrite is 0, and nitrate is 0.
     
  6. whatsafish7 Member Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    well i already have two rosy barbs in it but i wont get anymore untill it is cycled because it is a very valuable thing to have m fish stay alive
     
  7. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    Yes, you're right :) Good decision :)
     

  8. whatsafish7 Member Member

    Re: tiger barbs

    thanks for your help ( gosh i hate cycling :mad:)