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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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Barbs with tetras, Otos, Clowns, and Corys

Can I put 2 barbs in my 55 Gallon tank that contains the above fish?

I have some little barbs in there as well, Red Rasbora.

The barbs I am wanting to put in the tank are Barbus tetrazona (ALbino Tiger Barb)...

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 02:20 AM
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Tiger barbs can be aggressive towards other fish if they aren't kept in lgroups.
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I agree...no to tiger barbs. They are a "social" fish that establish a pecking order within their schools. If the school isn't big enough they start pecking at everyone else.

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No tiger barbs. I woulnd't go with a group of less than 8 and even then they can pester the more peaceful fish.
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Personally, I wouldn't recommend adding tiger barbs (normal, green, or albino), to anyone. Unless you're only going to have tiger barbs in the tank.

Ime, they're nothing but trouble, and not worth the two bucks they cost. Just my opinion, but judging from the replies in this thread you might want to rethink this choice of fish.
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