View Full Version : m/f ratios a concern with barbs?

03-11-2010, 05:44 AM
are there concerns stocking male/female ratios with barbs like with cichlids?

03-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Somewhat, not as bad as with say african cichlids, but they definetly play a large part in aggression. A pack of 3 males should have maybe 6-7 females to start with. In general, barbs need a large school to spread out the aggression, or else they will kill each other or other fish.

03-11-2010, 07:45 PM
After reading your profile, the 20L with glass barbs, what are your numbers on the fish in it? Because around 5 gallons seems pretty small for the fish mentioned, unless you plan on re-locating them into one of your other tanks.

Wild Turkey
03-11-2010, 07:46 PM
What barbs and what tank?

Sorry i thought you meant TBs too, they are so much more popular.