05-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by spike0544
I was thinking Serape Tetra, I like the color and I think they can hold their own. What do you think? The other species that caught my eye was the red melon barb, I have never heard of them, but the owner of LFS claims they color up very nicely as they get older. They are a bit expensive though. How does 8-10 of either sound?
The Serpae need a large group, same reason as Tiger Barb, to restrain their aggression. So that would work. I would say 12 Serpae Tetra.
The Melon Barb I am not familiar with, but doing a quick reference check suggests it might be too mellow for Tigers. I read it should be OK with peaceful fish; that is not an adjective for Tigers.