I should have specified Tiger and Odessa barbs.
Does anyone know if these fish are going to devour everything in my tank, like my Silver Dollars do?
I know they can go with Java Fern and Anubias.
I currently have amazon swords and crypts in the tank (the balas and barbs aren't in there yet)
If the barbs are worse for eating plants than the balas, I may get something different to go with the balas.
I've tried getting this info before, but previous attempts have resulted in being told to read the profiles (I had, numerous places, they contradict, which is why I'm asking), being told balas need a big tank (again, I know), and being told balas and barbs can't coexist. They balas are tiny and won't be big enough to eat tiger barbs for years, I would assume. I have 5 tanks so when the balas get that big, I can put the barbs in another tank.
If anyone had experience with either of these fish with plants, I would appreciate some advice. Thanks.