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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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Tiger Barbs

What types of fish would go good with tiger barbs besides other tiger barbs?

Also, what would go good with black ruby barbs?
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"What types of fish would go good with tiger barbs besides other tiger barbs?"


I keep Yo-yo loaches and a gold gourami (~4 inches long) with my 8 tiger barbs. A good match on the aggression scale.

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i have rainbow shark and chinese algae eater in a tank with 12 tigers.
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Tetras, zebra danios, and cories are some good tankmates for tiger barbs.
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IME, One of the important things to remember is that the larger the school of Tiger barbs, the less aggressive they tend to be.

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i find that 12 is the magic number. they swim everywhere together. i've kept 22 before that but they scatter and bother other fish.

they even made my 7 hengelis jumped
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I have a tiger barb species tank and I do truly think they are best enjoyed as a single species.
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yes they're :
- non stop swimmer
- enjoyable to watch
- not shy
- will follow you everywhere around the tank
- have great appetite for food
- hardy fish
- dare to nip at my hand while planting
- stare back at you when you're watching

but,
does anyone know if these tigers will nip and damage plant leaves?
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 07:55 PM
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My tigers never touch my plants but they bite me non-stop when my arm is in the tank. They also nipped all my corys to death :-( I think they might get evicted soon...
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