Other types of Barbs are destructive on plants I've read. I understand Tiger Barbs are pretty rough on plants. Cherry barbs are the only kind I keep.
Yes most barbs like plants, I had problem with gold barbs and have to give them. They destroyed cabombas, elodeas, even began eating crypts. I like barbs but I am afraid for the plants.
I may give a chance to cherry barbs or checkered barbs knowing they do no reach more than 5cm. Thanks for the info.