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Old 02-09-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
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Rams + Tiger Barbs = Disaster?

The lfs got some rams in and I'm hooked. But the only tank I have that would be suitable for them is my 25gal, which contains tiger barbs. Do these species mix well ?
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that will not be a problem, sine they are both agressive in Nature.
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Rams are only aggressive towards conspecifics (i.e. other rams).

It depends on a lot of factors, I guess. How big is the tank, how many tiger barbs, etc. I think if you have enough tiger barbs, they'll pick on each other and leave the rams alone. Rams generally stay at the bottom of the tank. Barbs are more mid to top dwellers.

You'd probably be okay. Just watch them closely for a few weeks if you go for it.
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My blue rams are weenies. they never bother the rummy nose tetra that act as dither fish, and until I added those dither's, the rams didn't show their full coloration.

It 'might' work as long as your tiger's stick to themselves. the tigers would be the bigger threat.
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