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New Clowns vs. Tiger Barb

Posted By: Tim Gibson <funcrew@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, 24 December 2001, at 12:15 p.m.

I just added three beautiful 2-inch clown loaches ($2.99 @ in Houston) to my existing population of:

3 B. modestas 3-inch
1 B. almorhae 2-inch (lone survivor - looking for more)
1 green tiger barb 2-inch
4 ghost shrimp
2 zebra danios (temporary loan)

The clowns started exploring the tank right off - none of the running and hiding mentioned by others. They are quite active and perky, and feeding well.

They get along with everyone except the green tiger barb. Mr. Barb harasses the clowns frequently, though not constantly. Obviously, the clowns will soon grow too large for the barb to bother them. But, for right now, he's a nuisance. Should I worry about this, or just let it go until the clowns grow out of it?

The tank has lots of plants, driftwood, and caves.