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post #1 of 3 Old 09-22-2011, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
tiger barbs with something else

I have a 29 gal tank that will end up having tiger barbs (currently have 9, subject to change) and some cories. is there another kind of fish that i could put in the tank with them, or should i just get more tiger barbs and leave it at that?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-23-2011, 11:29 AM
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No other upper water fish. More Tigers perhaps, but if the 9 are getting along, I wouldn't rock their boat.

Take a look at the article I linked in another thread on aggression is small spaces and you'll see why. To the fish, the aquarium is a small space, given they will attain 2 to 2.5 inches.

The substrate fish should be OK, though corys do sometimes swim mid-water so keep a watch out. Some of the "odd" catfish that are small would work well, say a Whiptail Catfish or related fish.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-06-2011, 12:24 PM
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I have 3 tiger barbs in mine along with a red tail bala shark, pleko and 2 tetras, 1 crawdad and 2 map turtles... they all get along just fine!
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