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post #1 of 5 Old 06-11-2007, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Tiger Barbs

I have a tank with mollies, platies, giant danios, a dwarf gourami and marble hatchetfish, do you think I could put in some tiger barbs with them?

30 gallon-2 black mollies, 1 red wag platy, 1 dwarf gourami, 2 giant danios, 3 marble hatchets

125 gallon- 1 black ghost knife, 1 senegal bichir, 1 blue jack dempsey, 1 needle nose gar, 1 red tailed shark
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-11-2007, 09:54 PM
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Your dwarf gourami is the likeliest victim of their fin nipping habits. Pentazona barbs are your better options. They look a bit like tiger barbs but aren't as nippy as the tigers.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-11-2007, 10:42 PM
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Tiger barbs are more suitable for a more active tank. As long as you keep them in groups of over 6, they will keep to themselves, but there is still the chance for them to get nippy.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 08:46 PM
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i would agree, tiger barbs are not the best choice. they need a large area to swim, and lots of buddies (some say 6 is good, but the more, the better). most other barbs are peaceful though. i like cherry barbs for my peaceful tank, they never fight.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by miagrrl
i like cherry barbs for my peaceful tank, they never fight.
I agree, cherry barbs are really playful. I've got a "school" of 8 in my community fish tank and they hang out in the tetra schools and play tag with each other and I've never seen them even nip the guppies.
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