Black Ruby Barb Temperament

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Nada Mucho

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I'm really looking hard at some Black Ruby Barb as you can currently get them. I was considering some Tiger Barbs and I'm wondering, if anyone has experience, how the Black Ruby temperament compares to the Tigers? I'm asking as this will influence my choice of tank mates.

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From what I've read, they're more peaceful than tiger barbs.

What's your tank size and current stocking? That'll help determine whether they're appropriate.
 
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TexasDomer said:
From what I've read, they're more peaceful than tiger barbs.

What's your tank size and current stocking? That'll help determine whether they're appropriate.
My tank is a 30 gallon planted with medium light. I don't have any stock yet so I'm in planning mode. I was going to build my tank around like 10 tiger barbs but the black rubies are gorgeous and I thought if they were a bit more peaceful my range of tank mates would expand.
 

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They would be fine in that tank, and are a little more peaceful!
 

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I had 6 black ruby barbs and they are one of my favorite fish. When I had 5 they picked on other fish, when I upped the quantity to 6 they kept to themselves and were very active fish. I have pictures posted. I don't have any issues with aggressiveness with any Barb as long as you have at minimum of 6.
 
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