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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?
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.
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.
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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