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Old 04-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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Cichlids and tiger barbs?

So I have a 55 gallon cichlid tank set up and I have a ten gallon with 5 tiger barbs now they were tiny when I got them so they were ok in the 10 but as of late they need more room so my question is can I add them to the cichlid tank without worry or do you think they would have issues
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention there are 9 African cichlids.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Well it depends if we are speaking of mbunas or something like dwarf cichlids such as kribensis.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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If your just saying mixed africans. Imo barbs would be food or stressed to death within two weeks.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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I have 3 barbs in my 75g with mixed African for few months now without any problem.
Some of the fish include peacocks, afra cobue, hongi and yellow labs.
They mainly just chase after themselves and the Africans don't seem to bother them at all.

I must say its not natural but I got them when I bought the Africans from a guy. He originally put the barbs in as back up food before going on a trip but they survived!

They provide quite a lot of activities in the tank with their constant chasing.
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I have a 75 gallon mixed African tank. Mbuna's, peacocks etc. I had 8 tiger barbs for probably 12 hours no joke. Didn't make the night. My misfits tore them up!! I was taking out parts for hours after the frenzy calmed down. No way was I putting my hand in there. My guys are tough! Ate 2 eels too!!
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Well all my cichlids are only about 2 inches as well as the barbs so I'm hoping they make it in my research it's kind of hit or miss so wish me luck if I leave them in the 10 they are as good as dead anyways.
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Well all my cichlids are only about 2 inches as well as the barbs so I'm hoping they make it in my research it's kind of hit or miss so wish me luck if I leave them in the 10 they are as good as dead anyways.
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Good luck.
Let us know how you go.
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So far so good everyone seems to be getting along its been a few days now do I hope they all stay this docile.
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