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Hi, i currently have 7 tiger barbs in my 40 gallon tank. Recently one of my barbs is standing on it's nose and fully spreading it's fins several times an hour and i was wondering what the meaning of that was. If anyone could help i would appreciate it :)
 

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It sounds like your fish may have some sort of disease, such as gill flukes perhaps. :(
 

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Tiger Barbs are also a type of headstander. Sometimes it is normal behavior. Keep an eye on him. If it is an illness, he should also have other signs.
 

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mine has been doing that for a while too but hes fine when i feed them..BTW i have 5 tiger barbs, 2 albino tiger barbs, and i want a couple of green tiger barbs
 
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I have noticed this behavior several times with mine in the past as well, usually its the fatter (females?) ones. Perhaps its a prelude to breeding activity..? I keep carnivorous fish so never seen any eggs/fry. Anyway just an idea.
 
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