View Full Version : Barbs and tetras?

09-20-2009, 04:14 AM
Can neon tetras, tiger barbs and dwarf gouramis go together in the same tank?

When I upgrade some of my tanks in the upcoming months I would like to consolidate some of my tanks together (into larger setups). I recently saw a photo of neons and barbs together but I've never heard of this before so I wasn't sure how common it was.

09-20-2009, 04:17 AM
I don't see why not! Just make sure your school of TBs is large enough that they will not be chasing the other fish!

09-20-2009, 04:21 AM
Tetras and Barbs would be okay, provided more barbs to tetras. As for the Gouramis no, I would not try it.


09-20-2009, 04:23 AM
Agreed, I don't think the gouramis would do well with the barbs nipping at their feelers.

09-20-2009, 04:24 AM
Tigerbarbs could work with the tetras provided that the tank is large enough to house a school of at least 8-10. If you have a larger group of them then you will see less agressive behaviour. So the more the better. Otherwise, I would not reccomend housing Tigerbarbs with those fish.

As far as the Gouramis...I would agree with mac and Oscar_Freak. Gouramis are not a good idea as they are a slow-moving fish.