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post #1 of 3 Old 10-23-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Tiger Barb and Black Widow Tetra

Hi All,

Just have a question.

Have currently 6 Tiger Barbs and thinking of adding new fish. Will these fish be compatible with Black Widow Tetra ??? Just curious ??? Or should I stick with Tiger Barbs and just add other barbs ???

Thanks, the help here has been great :)
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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Hmmmm .... well the problem my mother in law had with adding a tetra to a tank of barbs was that the barbs attacked and killed it as a group :/ ... so i would be very catious x
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-24-2011, 10:17 AM
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Depends upon the tank size. Tiger Barb are not good community fish (they are nippy and can vary in aggression) and are best on their own in a larger group (8+). In tanks over 30 gallons they can be combined with other fish if carefully chosen. You can read more in our profile, click on the shaded name.


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