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  1. Default Cherry Barbs & Tiger Barbs get along?

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    I was wondering if they get along with each other as well both Barbs.


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    I really don't think so, my cherry barbs are so laid back and not very active, I think the tigers would beat up on them too much

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    +1 with above post - cherrys are very laid back compared with tiger barbs - cherrys are more appropriate for a community tank whereas tigers are better off in their own tank.
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    How many Tigers do you have and in what sized tank? I would not add any other barbs with your tigers other than rosies, greens or albino's. And stock as many as you can........depending on tank size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    How many Tigers do you have and in what sized tank? I would not add any other barbs with your tigers other than rosies, greens or albino's. And stock as many as you can........depending on tank size.
    Tank will be a 125 Gallon ,I want Tiger Barbs, but also want two different species in tank, are Cories good also


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    Quote Originally Posted by reef12 View Post
    Tank will be a 125 Gallon ,I want Tiger Barbs, but also want two different species in tank, are Cories good also

    In a 125, it's got a FAR better chance of working than in something like a 29. However, I am with lady hobbs - I think rosy barbs are a better fit. Just don't get the long finned variety.

    I assume you meant 2 species of barbs, not 2 species in total. You could keep a number of bottom dwellers in the tank. I have angelicus, zebra and kuhli loaches in my 125, along with a BN, RL and a clown pleco. Plus a horseface loach.
    Last edited by jaysee; 04-24-2013 at 12:02 AM.

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    In that large of a tank you could keep a much wider range of fish with the tiger barbs. The main reason why tiger barbs have the reputation they do is because people keep them in too small of a tank. In my experience, they should not be kept in less than a 4 foot tank, unless you want to do a species tank.

    I like a variety of species, so I would get Corys and loaches, a couple kinda of plecos, some cichlids, a couple barbs, tetras, and something for the top, either giant danios or rainbows, or both. You could probably throw in a 3 spot gourami or two as well. 125 really is a lot of tank, which makes things possible that are not necessarily a good idea in small tanks.
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    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    I wouldn't put cherries in with tigers. I keep cherries and they are shy, gentle things (for barbs). No doubt they would be bullied.
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    + 1 to firefly; even if you keep the Tiger barbs in a big school to curb their aggresive nature, the Cherry barbs would still be bullied because of the shy nature mentioned.
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    It's best to get something that will be able to stand up against them and win. If you get a fish like that and plant it well, it should be a good setup.
    Maybe tinfoil barbs would work.

    If you want a tiger barb variety here are the kind I know of:

    Moss Green
    Red (Quite rare, but I once saw and these are NICE)

    And for bottom feeders get a loach that is aggressive when it comes to feeding. Tiger barbs will hog some bottom feeder foods.
    Last edited by Loller; 04-25-2013 at 03:30 AM.

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