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04-23-2013, 12:18 PM #1
Cherry Barbs & Tiger Barbs get along?
I was wondering if they get along with each other as well both Barbs.
04-23-2013, 12:39 PM #2
04-23-2013, 12:59 PM #3
+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.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
04-23-2013, 02:30 PM #4
04-23-2013, 10:56 PM #5
04-23-2013, 10:59 PM #6
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; 04-23-2013 at 11:02 PM.
04-24-2013, 11:14 AM #7
Okay so let's here some Varieties of fish.
No Oscars ,had them along with just about every Predator kind of fish there is except Shark.
04-24-2013, 11:29 AM #8
If you want a community setting this is my thoughts
School of tigers (if you really want tiger barbs)
2 BN Pleco
School of Rosy Barbs
Or if you don't already have the tiger barbs you have endless possibilities
School of rainbows, congo tetras, the list goes on and on
04-24-2013, 11:45 AM #9
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.125 - big fish - BGK
125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
10 - female pink convict
5 - betta/ADFs
QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L
04-24-2013, 12:24 PM #10
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."Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~