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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 8, 2012
2:52 AM

Post #8998738

This has eluded me for a long time. Yesterday I finally managed to capture them on camera. I had cleaned [siphoned] the bottom debris on the liner so that I can view a clear background. There was some sunlight also in the morning to that corner of my small pond. I had put in some fish food. So they all came - there are about 9 in number. They are quick. They catch food and disappear beneath the lily leaves. I also found this link and got some information. This has been in my pond since 3 years and enjoying their stay and lives! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_barb

P.S. I also discovered now, that I can attach more than one picture per post!!! This is nice!

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BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 9, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9000401

Dinu,
You did wonderful to get such good pics cause those little critters scoot around so fast. They look large for tiger barbs.
About how long are they.
Thanks for the great pictures.

Bonnie

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 9, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9001280

Thanks Bonnie. They are about 3 inches long. It's a good sight to watch when they are 'attacking' the food.

Dinu
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2012
1:55 PM

Post #9002054

So nice, Dinu!
BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 15, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9008259

Dinu,
Never read a blog before but I read yours.
All I can say is you did an amazing job on both house and gardens and pond. What you had to go through to get it I'm sure wasn't easy but also sure you are happy to own it now and your ancestors would be very proud of you.
Bless you.

Bonnie
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2012
11:01 AM

Post #9013433

Hi Dinu! Long time no see --- or I am looking in all the wrong places. lol. I will have to go see how your house and yard are coming. I bet it will be a surprise as it has been some time since I last looked.

Mary
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9032245

Hi Dinu-it's been a long time. Nice Tiger Barbs. I had those as a kid. Yours are three inches long???? Wow, I guess it's true what they say about the fish home. Mine were about 3/4 of an inch full grown in a 20 gallon tank . . .
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

March 12, 2012
10:47 AM

Post #9039595

That was some feat, Dinu. As soon as I get the camera, my fish bolt. If I really want to get a good picture, I wait a few days between feedings.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9039599

Get a snorkle, underwater camera, weights. Then sit on the bottom and wait. ROTFL...only way it would work with my fish. Oh, and a pina colada toside with ---- oh that wouldn't work with the snorkle. ah well.
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2012
6:02 PM

Post #9042996

My fish were like that the first year or so but then I adopted a "pig" with fins who ate no matter what or who was around and the rest just follow. They come right up to me now.

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