04-27-2013, 07:49 PM
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First, I've moved this thread out of characins and into cyprinids, as all babs are Cyprinids.
Quick answer to your question is, yes. If you check the profile [click on the shaded name, Tiger Barb] it mentions that this species is naturally feisty and is therefore best in larger groups of no less than 8 and preferably even more. You have a 55g tank, so there is room for more; I would get another 6-7.
[Now, I assume you really do want this fish in your tank? Because if you don't, getting more is not the way to go; getting rid of the ones you have (back to the store or whatever) is better then.]
Edit: The previous post came along as I was typing. I tend to agree, but as this is a 55g tank (4-feet in length) and if the OP is careful with tankmates, this should be OK. I believe we have discussed his fish in another thread... rings a bell anyway.
Last edited by Byron; 04-27-2013 at 07:52 PM..