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05-10-2012, 01:13 AM
I just bought some tiger barbs an i was wondering what other fish i can keep with them? i really want some electric blue jack dempsey but not sure if its a good idea to put them in the same tank.
05-10-2012, 01:15 AM
what size is your tank?
05-10-2012, 01:15 AM
no not a good idea, jds get BIG and will eat tbs i think. get a big school of tbs. what size tank is this?
05-10-2012, 01:52 AM
How large of a tank? I've got Tiger Barbs with an 8 inch JD and haven't had problems. Tiger Barbs are taller, rather than long and aren't that small when full grown. They're hard to fit in a mouth. Also, EBJD's are usually less aggressive than a regular JD.
personally I'm not a big fan of Tiger Barbs. They have a tendency to kill each other. They have a nickname of Tiger Barbarians.
05-10-2012, 02:01 AM
Generally with tiger barbs you'll want to avoid slower moving, long finned fish (gouramis, angelfish, etc.). Tiger barbs are very fiesty and nippy fish that can do a lot of damage to delicate fins. I did have a pair of angelfish with a school of about 8 a long time ago, but had to relocate the angels due to nipping issues. Currently, I have a juvie school of 15 in a 75gallon tank with a pair of juvie firemouth cichlids, dojo and yoyo loaches, and a pleco. So far, no problems, but they're all juvies so we'll see what happens as they mature.
How many did you purchase and what size is your tank?
05-11-2012, 01:18 AM
i have a 29 gal tank for now gonna upgrade to a 90 gal before they get to big but i just came from my friends house and she gave me 4 jack dempsey that were in a tank with mollies and all kinds of fish so i should be ok i hope but i am for sure gonna upgrade my tank or sell the to the fish store.
05-11-2012, 03:30 AM
You are going to run out of room Super Fast in 29 gallon with 4 JD's. Do not put anything else in the tank till you've got them upgraded to something much larger.
05-14-2012, 03:44 AM
ya i got the jacks for free so im gonna grow them a little larger then sell them to the fish store and buy 1 or 2 electric blue jacks
05-14-2012, 05:26 AM
Jack Dempseys are very common. Don't expect too much money for them. A 29 gallon tank isn't large enough for 1 Jack.
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