I keep reading that tiger barbs and cherry barbs aren't suppose to be kept together but at the pet store where I get my fish he has them in the same tan with no problem's. I'm wondering because I got 3 of each for Christmes.
Petstores have setups where they don't really have to consider long-term compatibility like private fishkeepers do. I wouldn't take cues from how a pet stor keeps their fish - They'll also keep 30 angelfish in a 20 gallon long tank.
I don't know much about barbs. I think cherry barbs are timid and tigers are aggressive, so I'm sure that what you've read is accurate.
Yeah I think my cycle is about complete. I got some fish from my wife for Christmas. 3 Cherry Barb's and 3 Tiger Barb's. I would take them back but she really went out of her way to keep the fish hidden from me and to keep them in good health to surprise me on Christmas morning. So they've already been added to the tank. She did it last nght when I was asleep. Now I know why she had to go out late on Christmas eve. I might have to add more of one or the other to keep them peaceful. The Tiger's are very little so I hope they will behave. At the store she said they were all in the same tank.
The tiger's are getting along with the zebra's and the cherries really good so far. Man those tiger's are some aggresive feeder's, they right at the top with the zebra's where as the cherries stay at the bottom and chill.