View Full Version : new tank fish wish

08-04-2009, 05:28 AM
i love tiger barbs & tetras. do any of you have luck with tb & neon tetras cohabiting? another obstacle is the tank is only a 10g.

08-04-2009, 05:46 AM
The Tiger barbs would bully the neon tetras especially because the tank isn't large enough to hold a school of tiger barbs. I do not think it would work.

08-04-2009, 01:59 PM
A ten gallon is too small for TBs.You will need at least 5-6 to keep their aggression down.
Here is some info.http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/barbs/tigerbarb.php
I have a betta and tetras in a ten.That works great!

08-04-2009, 02:04 PM
neons in a 10g is fine - i have them, but as mentioned before its a no go on the TB unless you get a bigger tank

08-04-2009, 03:34 PM
thanks everyone. looks like it'll be a tetra haven.

08-04-2009, 04:34 PM
The ten gallon would look really nice with some plants pebbles and some drift wood....i think 5-6 tetras would look really nicethumbs2:

08-07-2009, 11:22 PM
The school of neons and a lone dwarf gourami would go nicely in a 10g. As the others have said, the tiger barbs need a much larger tank.

08-08-2009, 12:39 AM
I agree with all the others. No TBs. But fish like small Tetras like Ember Tetras, Neon Tetras, Glow Light Tetras, or Rasboras like Dwarf Rasboras or other types of small Rasboras would work okay. Other options would be other types of Gourami like Dwarf Croaking Gourami. And fish like Pygmy Corys would work okay as well.


08-08-2009, 10:06 AM
the only barb for this tank with neons would be cherry barbs,maybe.

08-09-2009, 06:04 PM
im still cycling the tank, have a couple more weeks to go. i keep changing my mind on what fish i want, so any fish recommendations are great! thank you.

08-09-2009, 06:16 PM
:hmm3grin2orange: how about guppy ^^

08-09-2009, 10:58 PM
That's great you're using the wait time of cycling to look into all sorts of possibilities for your tank! Plus reading about each fish and what they need will make you a much better fish keeper. thumbs2: