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Old 08-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #11
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I got three (green) Tiger Barbs to start my tank. The guy at the local aquarium said they'd be fine as I added other fish. Then, I heard they were killers and that there was no way I could add other fish with them and have them be good members of the community. Well, it's about 4 months later. I still have the three green Tiger Barbs along with a couple of mollies, an albino bushy nose pleco and a small school of serpae tetras. Yesterday I added a couple of Boseman Rainbow fish. So far, no problems. The Tiger Barbs sometimes playfully chase each other. The aggressors in the tank actually seem to be the mollies as they sometimes try to horde food.
Give them time. Most are sold around the 3-6 month range and they don't fully mature for a couple-few years. That said, the other fish you have with them would mostly be fish that I would recommend for a tank with TBs.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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Well it's been a week since I added the tigers and the mollies are still hiding although sometimes they will come out for a little while. 2 of my 6 have died but I have never seen the tigers chase the mollies. They actually swim away from them when they do come out because they are bigger than the tigers. I think they are just really scared of the new fish. It seems to be getting better a little at a time. They still eat but aren't out much. Hopefully they will get more accustomed to them. The tigers are really active and fun to watch. They nip at the neons here and there and kinda "herd" them back and forth but the neons don't seem to mind much. Anyway, I'm gonna add some more fish next Friday and see what happens.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:47 AM   #13
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I had 3 tiger barbs and 3 green barbs. They terrorized my tank for weeks. The biggest one ended up killing the smaller one and the real tiny One hid all the time with the green barbs. The big one would not leave anyone alone it was horrible. So I brought him back to the pet shop and all was calm again. The green barbs were totally fine. They were great community members. Maybe I just got lucky with nice green barbs. I would deffinatly not take the chance again.
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