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post #1 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Tiger Barbs in a 20L Tank?

Would tiger barbs work in a species only 20L tank? I was thinking 7 0r 8 of them.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 07:25 PM
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In a 20 gallon Long, you should be able to house a group of Tiger Barb. They need swimming room, so that is the length (30 inches), and with plants and chunks of wood you could have a group of 8, which is the minimum number I would recommend, as noted in our profile (click on the shaded name).

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Thanks for the help Byron. This is my first aquarium so I'm not very knowledgable about fish.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 08:49 PM
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20 litres, so 5 gallons? I would think that's too small to house a proper sized group of tiger barbs.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 08:55 PM
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I think he means a 20 long

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-09-2011, 09:26 PM
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Ah, the Canadian in me sees L and automatically thinks Litres.
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Ah, the Canadian in me sees L and automatically thinks Litres.
LoL I am not Canadian but when I saw the "L" I thought the same thing Iamgray. Had to stop and think for a second maybe they meant long not liters.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-10-2011, 10:40 AM
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You two are not the only ones who thought liters. I actually typed a response about 20 liters/5 gallons being much too small for almost anything, then fortunately re-read the initial post before sending my post.

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