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    hi there, i have a mature 120 gallon tank i recently stocked with 12 tiger barbs, 10 odessa barbs and 9 giant danios. the problem is one of the smallest tiger barbs is a psycho. he is chasing all other tigers around tank so that most of them, some even twice his size are hiding in the corners. some even vertical. i know about berb head standing but bacteria levels are good. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and 20-30 ppm nitrates. tank is full of plants also. i have kept african mbuna cichlids and rainbowfish for years. tiger barbs are new to me. any suggestions?

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    Good advice from Joe, TB's need large groups to spread out their inherent aggressive tendencies.
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    double the school to a total of 24...

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    They are working out their hierarchy. You have plenty,of room to add more like Joe suggested and it will help spread aggression until they get things worked out.
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    ok, sounds good folks. thanks for the quick reply!

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    Some good advice......but sometimes you get a rogue TB that even in big group will be a chaser and nipper so you could always remove just him if the others are behaving and you don't particularly want more TB's .
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