Cool, it's either these or a mix of rasbora's. Which do you guys think would be better? Particularly the purple rasbora's as they look amazingJckbv said:I have a school of 6 right now and would definitely recommend a larger school. The only aggression I see is within themselves, they leave my neons angels guppies and pearl gouramis alone. But they can be mean with each other IMO. But nothing too bad just nippy. Mine are around 2.5 inches and very hardy. the males have red in their tales and are very easy to sex. IMO unless you plan on breeding a group of all males would be nice. Also, I'd recommend a larger/longer tank as they are pretty active. They school pretty nicely but it depends on the time of day, in the evening I catch mine near the bottom hanging out with my neons. they also eat just about anything. I think mixing them with tiger barbs shouldn't be a problem as long as you monitor them.
So how many would you put (it any in a 55 gallon) with tiger Barb'sRedshark1 said:I have kept and bred Silvertip Tetras and agree with the above by DoubleDutch .
I also had the "bad" behaviour with Penguin Tetras and Boeseman's Rainbows.
I think it has to do with the most aggressive male showing his superior fitness and chasing away (or even eliminating - within the confines of a glass box) the other males and breeding with the most females. His genes are then passed into the next generation at the expense of the others.
Maybe all fish do this to a degree. Even male Neons establish a spawning territory, defend it and invite females to spawn there. However, in Silvertip Tetras and some other species it is quite vigorous and leads to problems.
Yea, I've always thought rasboras to be more peaceful although a lot of people online said they did well with tigers. If cherry Barb's could do well with Barb's then I'm pretty sure silver tips can tooJckbv said:I think 55 is a good size for Silvertips. I was thinking that you shouldn't put the rasboras in with the barbs because they might not be able to compete with them. You could do 10-12 Silvertips and that would look stunning.
Tigers will compete with any species amd personally I wouldn't put Silvertips in with them as well. Maybe only bigger fish than the barbsJckbv said:I think 55 is a good size for Silvertips. I was thinking that you shouldn't put the rasboras in with the barbs because they might not be able to compete with them. You could do 10-12 Silvertips and that would look stunning.
At this point probably will just return the tigers. Stocking seems incredibly difficult with them as they get kinda large. It's unfortunate.DoubleDutch said:Tigers will compete with any species amd personally I wouldn't put Silvertips in with them as well. Maybe only bigger fish than the barbs