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    Question Dither fish

    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.

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    i say a texas--- they seem to get along, my salvini and texas mate
    5 tanks-125g-100g-50g-15g-10g
    10/11" Red Devil
    9" Texas
    9" Tilapia Buttikoferi
    7.5/8" Chacolate
    7" Texas/Managuense mix
    7" Managuense
    6" Albino Jack Dempsey
    6" Red Terror
    5" Tilapia Buttikoferi
    5" Salvini
    4" Red Head
    4.5"" Jack Dempsey
    4" Orange Parriote
    3"Red Parriote
    4" Flower Horn
    4.5" Umbee

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    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.
    Mom to crazyfishspeakerbabies 4/20/11 & 10/26/12 <3

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