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post #1 of 4 Old 01-27-2009, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Cichlid w/tiger barbs?

Hey everyone,

My son's got a 29 gallon that he's stocked with 4 tiger barbs, a rainbow shark, a couple of corys and a blue paradise gourami.

The barbs are being kind of aggressive toward the corys and the gourami, so he's planning on moving them to a 10 gallon tank. The rainbow shark is doing fine.

He's looking to add some small cichlids to the 29 gallon, something that would be compatible with the tiger barbs and the rainbow shark.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Eric
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-27-2009, 12:28 PM
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You might want to increase the number of Tiger Barbs to 6 or more, this will reduce the aggression towards other fish because they will be to occupied worrying about the pecking order among their own group.

Otherwise, you could go with some Blue Rams (They look amazing and only get 3 inches long). You might also want to look at Keyholes as well... Both of these fish are on the more "peaceful" side of the Cichlid family.

Let us know how this turns out.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-28-2009, 10:15 AM
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The tiger barbs are likely being aggressive due to their small numbers. Increasing the number of them to 6 or 8 will likely reduce the aggression considerably.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-28-2009, 11:37 AM
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I would add a couple to your school of tiger barbs. If you put them with cichlids, stick with the dwarfs, like rams and kribensis. I have blue rams with my green tiger barbs and they equal out aggression-wise.

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