tiger barb and bristlenose

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by abc123d30, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. abc123d30

    abc123d30Well Known MemberMember

    Do you guys think a bristlenose pleco would do okay in a 20 gallon tank with 6 tiger barbs? If not is there a good algae eater that would do okay instead of the pleco?
  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Even a BN can get 5 or 6 inches big...
  3. OP

    abc123d30Well Known MemberMember

    You can still keep them in 20 gallon tanks, they don't a whole lot of room to swim like other more active fish and the albino BN doesn't get as big as the regular kind, from what I've read.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  4. Bad Wolf

    Bad WolfWell Known MemberMember

    Albino ones get just as large as the common BN plecos. I'd say 6 tiger bars in a 20 gallon tank is a bit over crowded already, but I guess it could work. Tiger barbs wont rip the BN into pieces.
  5. OP

    abc123d30Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah I wasn't sure about the albinos, them being smaller is just what I came across one time reading about them, thank you for clearing that up for me :)

    I do plan to move the tigers into a larger tank in the future though, when they get a bit bigger.

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