Tiger Barb tank mates in 55g?
What are some good tank mates for tiger barbs in a 55 gallon tank?
Not much... these fish nip at nearly any other fish.... more barbs? Green? lol
if the tiger barb group is large enough,and the tank is planted
both ends,with free swimming space,you should in theory have happy tigers,
and they'll keep nipping within the group.
i have serape tetra in with mine,i have in the past kept and array of
fish with tigers,and as i said as long as they are in a large group,not only
do they look fantastic,but they should leave anyone else alone.
here is the fish past and present i have kept with tigers.
serpae tetra,neon tetra,rummy noses,corydora catfish,banjo catfish,
bristlenosed catfish,pearl gouramis.black phantom tetra.
gupys.clown loaches,yoyo loaches.
Ok I think what I will do is just have the barbs for a while until it is fully planted and then add some yoyo loaches. I am hoping that with lots of plants they do fine, especially since they occupy different levels of the tank.
What would be more typical of a natural hardscape for the barbs? Rocks? Driftwood? A bit of both?
Thanks so much everyone! This forum has always been a big help :)
Edit: Assuming I get 7 loaches, how many tiger barbs can I get? I have an eheim 2217 currently running and I have an eheim 2215 I can add on if necessary.
Also, since I am getting the barbs first, what size tank is minimum for 2 week quarantine of 6-7 yo-yos?
stock levels i am never any good at advising on sorry.
as for decorÖ.both is fine,i've always done it like that.
If it were my 55 and I was only doing tiger barbs and 6-7 yoyos, I would probably do a group of 15-20. Keep in mind the yoyos do get some size to them. I like the Black Ruby Barbs too so my group would probably include a handful of those.
For a qt tank, a 20 long would be good.
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