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qpc68 07-31-2008 10:13 AM

Tiger Barb Schools
 
Quick question that I think I already know the answer to....Can 3 or so Green Tiger Barbs and 3 or so Tiger Barbs work well in a school, or is it significantly better to have 6 or more of either Green Tigers or Tigers?

crazy4fish 07-31-2008 10:24 AM

i think it would be fine to mix the green tigers with the tigers but i'm not completely sure so you might want to get some other opinions too.

willow 08-15-2008 05:14 PM

hello.
not a problem to mix the barbs,looks quite nice
with a mixed group,and yes as long as you have the room for a big group
the bigger the better.they are a fast swimmer and like a planted tank
aswell.
:)

qpc68 08-16-2008 11:06 AM

Thanks. I already went ahead and purchased 4 of each. Doing great!

willow 08-16-2008 03:58 PM

great news. :)
will you be able to show some pics. ?

qpc68 08-16-2008 08:33 PM

Sure! My wife has the camera out of town right now, but early next week I'll throw some up!

willow 08-17-2008 01:45 AM

great,look forward to seeing them. :)
and if i forget send me a pm and say "oi look at my pictures"
lol :D

qpc68 08-26-2008 10:59 AM

Alrighty! Sorry for the super delay, completely forgot about it until last night. I still haven't quite mastered the fish tank photography thing, so some of the pics are a little blurry.

First two pics are blurry pics of the Tiger Barbs and Pearl Gourami.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/8382_IMG_1579_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/8382_IMG_1580_1.jpg

Gourami again. I love this guy.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/8382_IMG_1582_1.jpg

Here's the tank as a whole. Excuse the airline tubing running across the back wall. I plan to secure it a little better and hide it, but I get really lazy during the summer. :)
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/8382_IMG_1584_1.jpg

And here's a Kuhlii loach that I'm holding until my wife's new tank cycles, sharing some food with the cory. With how rare they are sold down here, when I saw them I had to buy them. Cool little dude.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/8382_IMG_1587_1.jpg

Overall I'm very happy with the setup now. The barbs are very active and really bring a lot of life to the tank while the gourami is, in my opinion, a very beautiful fish. I also added 2 more upside down catfish which have made the other UDcat very happy. They come out a lot more in the day than I expected them too.

willow 08-27-2008 02:45 AM

wow!
they look great.i always like the mix of barbs :)
make sure there is nothing in the tank with holes in,like in the wood,
or caves,i have found Tiger barbs like to find small holes
to wedge themselves into,but they can't get out.

qpc68 08-27-2008 10:26 AM

I'll keep in an eye on them. I don't think they should have any problems. Appreciate the tip though!


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