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Old 05-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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Tiger barb compatability list!!!

What types of fish can be in the same tank with 6 tiger barbs???

I have a 29 gallon tank that I want tiger barbs in once it's done cycling!

Please list as many fish that could do well with tiger barbs.

I know for sure that I'm rehoming my bn pleco with them and that I want a kribensis or two. Would that be ok?
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Also are green tiger barbs and tiger barbs the same fish except color of course??

Will they school together?
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Also are green tiger barbs and tiger barbs the same fish except color of course??

Will they school together?
Same fish, they will school together.

Also they are very nippy. So as long as tank mates don't have long or "flowing" fins. They should be ok.
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2 kribs will be fine I have -

7 tiger and 1 green barb
2 kribs
2 Bn pleco.

They all work well together.
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Same fish, they will school together.
What types of fish can I put with them in a 29 gallon?
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2 kribs will be fine I have -

7 tiger and 1 green barb
2 kribs
2 Bn pleco.

They all work well together.
That would be a lot for a 29 though. Kribs can get nippy themselves when spawning.
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Also are green tiger barbs and tiger barbs the same fish except color of course??

Will they school together?
Dont know if you're following the other post I have up about a centerpiece fish to go with a group of tigers, but I have both tiger and albno and they school together great.
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That would be a lot for a 29 though. Kribs can get nippy themselves when spawning.
I was thinking 6 tiger barbs and 4 green tiger barbs, bn pleco, 2 kribs, and 1 keyhole cichlid.
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I was thinking 6 tiger barbs and 4 green tiger barbs, bn pleco, 2 kribs, and 1 keyhole cichlid.
I would do a pair of kribs or keys. Having a odd cichlid in with a pair would likely get stressed easy.
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I would do a pair of kribs or keys. Having a odd cichlid in with a pair would likely get stressed easy.
Ok thanks. Ill do that with the kribs only. What kind of centerpiece fish could I add to finish the tank off?
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I was thinking 6 tiger barbs and 4 green tiger barbs, bn pleco, 2 kribs, and 1 keyhole cichlid.
I would go with the keyholes, and no Kribs. Kribs can get very aggressive, and being crowded in a 29 gallon with a bunch of barbs might send them over the edge. With 10 barbs in a 29 gallon tank there isn't much room in the top half of the tank for anything. Maybe 3 of each barb, 2 keyholes, and a few bottom dwellers like cories, or small loaches?
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I would go with the keyholes, and no Kribs. Kribs can get very aggressive, and being crowded in a 29 gallon with a bunch of barbs might send them over the edge. With 10 barbs in a 29 gallon tank there isn't much room in the top half of the tank for anything. Maybe 3 of each barb, 2 keyholes, and a few bottom dwellers like cories, or small loaches?
Cory's can be with keyholes and tiger barbs?

If so then what do you think of this stock?

4 tiger barbs
4 green tigers
4 albino Cory's
1 bn pleco
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Cory's can be with keyholes and tiger barbs?

If so then what do you think of this stock?

4 tiger barbs
4 green tigers
4 albino Cory's
1 bn pleco
2 keyholes
Yes they can. I would say that stock is heavy because albino cories get quite large, but as long as you have good filtration and keep up on your weekly water changes you should be alright.
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Yes they can. I would say that stock is heavy because albino cories get quite large, but as long as you have good filtration and keep up on your weekly water changes you should be alright.
I thought that albino Cory's only get 2".
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Can white skirt tetras be kept with tiger barbs??
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Red glass barbs are a good one.
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In my 29 gal I have 2 tiger barbs, 2 albino tiger barbs, 1 moss green tiger, and a neon green tiger barb. I also have a German blue ram, knight goby, dojo loach, and tiger botia.
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