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  1. Default Giant Danio / Tiger Barbs

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    After doing some research online It seems like Giant Danio and Tiger Barbs should work ok together, I added 5 Giant Danios to my 55 gallon tank tonight and a couple of the barbs will not leave them alone. I made a little video, is this too much nipping for the Danios to the point that I should get them out of there, or is there a chance the 2 barbs will stop after the fish have been in the tank for a bit?

    There are
    5 Tiger Bars
    4 green Barbs
    5 Giant Danios
    1 Red Tailed Shark

    Hmm clicking the pic on my computer doesn't play the video correctly, could be my computer. If it doesn't work for you, right click the pic and go to open link in new tab.
    Last edited by paaco1981; 06-26-2013 at 02:30 AM.

  2. #2


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm not sure about this one - danios are fast swimmers, but from everything I've read on this forum, barbs (with the exception of cherry barbs) should be kept in a species only tank due to their nippiness towards other fish.

  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I'm not sure either, if it looks like they just wont let up, tomorrow I will take them back and just stick with barbs. One other question, I have a Tiger barb that seems...slow. He doesn't swim with the group and spends most of his day sitting at the corner of the tank alone. He looks and acts healthy otherwise, any idea what might be up with him? Should I be worried or just let him be as long as he eats and looks healthy?

  4. #4


    0 Not allowed!
    I've Kept Tigers before. If you are head strong on keeping them with other fish, think about increasing the school of Tigers. I had about 20 in my 55 with one lone gourami. Of course the gourami was the bully but with that amout of Tigers the agression was amongst themselves. Do your Tigers and green barbs school together?

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    0 Not allowed!
    They all stick together, I'm scared to add too much else to the tank, I don't want to overcrowd them. I'm sure they'd be fine for a while with more as they are still on the small side. I could add some Albino Tiger barbs I suppose if you don't think that would be too much for the tank in the future. As for filtration I have about 550gph worth in there so I should be good on that with the tank fully stocked.

    Thank you for any help and recommendations you can give, i'm new to tiger barbs, so far they are like little piranhas. Fun to watch though, especially at feeding time, they go absolutely nuts.

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