Tiger Barb Numbers

  1. Red1313 Fishlore VIP Member

    Ok so nest tuesday is the magic thee week number for my fish in QT. However I've realised I may have a problem. I originally purchased 6 tiger barbs, to add to my 32 gallon tank with my RTS. However I believe now that I've lost two of them for sure for causes unknown. Which puts in in a bit of a predicament. Do I go ahead and give these final 4 the green light and add them? Do I keep them in QT longer? Will only adding for then adding two later be alright or will that be a problem later?
    The real issue is that I'm leaving to go home from christmas on the 20-21ish, and I'd prefer not to leave them in the 5 gal rubber-maid tub while I'm gone... I've got another tank I could put them into if I have to but...
    Any input?
     
  2. Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

    I would move them to the 32g.
     

  3. Tim Wheatley Initiate Member

    In my opinion 4 is a bad number of Tigers to add. Even 1 more would be beneficial to them and the shark. From personal experience I found that below 5 they will attack other fish, above 5 they'll occupy themselves with each other.

    They get bored and like to mess with things. ;)