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Old 07-22-2014, 06:12 AM   #1
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Tiger barbs

Tank mates for tiger barbs. A bit of a vague question but throw some fish names at me. Thanks
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Barbs are schooling fishes. You can keep 6 or more to minimise their aggression when kept with other fishes . Why not keep it an all barb species tank with Albino, tiger, green barbs.please do not keep long flowing fins like betta , they are fin nippers. Else you can add pleco , cory , loaches etc .
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:21 AM   #3
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How big is the tank? Tetras like bleeding heart or serpae tetras could work.


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Also, tiger barbs are active fish and a school needs at least a 36 inch tank. As far as tankmates are concerned, tiger barbs are notorious fin nippers, so avoid fish with long fins like angels or bettas. I would also avoid very slow swimming fish for the same reason. A good number of gouramis, tetras, Plecos, loaches, other barbs are all appropriate choices.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:22 AM   #6
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What about pearl cichlid

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:23 AM   #7
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90 US gallons. They should be quite cheerful with that much space. What else do you have in mind for the tank? Do you already have the barbs?

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:24 AM   #8
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Yer I have 10 tiger barbs and 12 Denison barbs I was just wondering about the tiger barbs because they fin nip a lot

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It is heavily planted with Val's crypts Amazon sword and trying to get a Madagascar lace plant

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Yer I have 10 tiger barbs and 12 Denison barbs I was just wondering about the tiger barbs because they fin nip a lot

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Well you certainly have options with a tank that size. They barbs fin nip people put them in with fish that have long fins. As long as their tankmates don't have super decorative fins they should be fine, especially with a school of 10

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Would a Peale cichlid work in their

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Cichlids most of the times have an upper hand on the barbs.
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A Red Tailed Shark would be able to hold its own.


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Totally forgot about red tails I've always liked them might have to get one

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My rainbow shark killed my barbs. Beware.

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Yeah... RTS is one of those "you never know" fish.
The advice I had always heard was to get them young and add them last. Otherwise they tend to try and claim the whole aquarium as their territory.


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Yeah... RTS is one of those "you never know" fish.
The advice I had always heard was to get them young and add them last. Otherwise they tend to try and claim the whole aquarium as their territory.


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Mine did that regardless of being added last and being the smallest fish in the tank. Now that all of my fish are similar in size it is very peaceful. My shark even eats flakes from the feeding station with my kissing gourami.

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Pair of kribs would work.
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