Help lonely barb, i presume...

Bodessa Barb

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Hi all, great site!
several weeks ago i decided to buy myself a fluval edge aquarium (which i now regret) because it looked nice instore. it's cycled and well planted around the sides and back so at last i have bought it a fish, an Odessa barb to be precise - again because it looked stunning in the shop. Stupid beginners mistake. He seems okay atm, very active and doesn't hide like i thought he would but surely no fish likes to be on it's own... in about six months i'll be able to get a bigger tank but right now, while he's young, i'm wondering if anyone knows of a suitable tank mate bearing in mind it's only a 6 gallon and there's bound to be territorial issues (unless they become buds?)
I'm really lost as to what to do and would appreciate any advice and experience thanks.
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