View Full Version : Dither fish

02-05-2004, 06:27 PM
OK I tried putting 3 tiger barbs in with my 5" Salvini because it hides constantly. I'm lucky if it even comes out to eat while I'm still in the room. At 1st it worked & it was really fun watching him swim around & occasionally chasing the barbs with little success.
After lights out the chase must have begun more in earnest, because by the next moring I was down to 1 & that evening I found 1/2 of the last one in the tank. What a demon!
Anyhoo, its only a 30 gallon tank so I don't have room for a school of bigger dithers. Any suggestions?
Are salvini's typically this shy? He's recovering from HITH, could it be that he just still doesn't feel 100%? He looks alot better than he did when I got him.

02-05-2004, 08:03 PM
i say a texas--- they seem to get along, my salvini and texas mate

02-06-2004, 07:53 AM
Would a convict be able to hold it's own? As I said in my original post it is currently in a 30 gal tank & it could be at least a year B4 I can go bigger. I don't think that will be a problem for a 7 - 8" Salvini, but w/ a Texas in there too it would get crowded fast.