tiger barb, sumatra barb compatible tank mates

Discussion in 'Tiger Barb' started by jbelalca, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. jbelalcaNew MemberMember

    i need a list of compatible tank mates for the tiger barb, can any body help me with this.


  2. jbelalcaNew MemberMember

    I need a list o tank mates for my sumatra barb , nowadays i have barbus filamentosus, silver dollars, guramis, barbus rossi and monjitas ( i dont know whats the real name of this).
    Thanks a lot :)

  3. EmptyHNew MemberMember

    From what I have read, Tiger Barbs are compatible with most comunity fish, I have mine with Danios, Cories, a Clown Pleco and a Rainbow Shark and a Gold Gourami. Tigers are best kept in a group of at least 5 or 6. If they are kept in smaller groups they tend to pick on their tank mates. When they are kept in a group they mostly just pick on each other ;) They are active fish and like to chase each other which is why they need friends, and they are definitely a lot of fun to watch ;D. They are also known to be fin nippers so they should probably not be kept with anything with long flowing fins, like Fancy Guppies.

    Just as a warning on the Gold Gourami; many people say that as they get older they get more aggressive, mine gets along great with his tank mates but some people have reported that they can be mean.

    What size tank do you have? That would help determine what fish would go well with the Tigers.

    Hope that helps,


  4. vinWell Known MemberMember

    Check out this compatibility chart - it's one of the best I've seen and most likely a good place to start.

  5. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    What is this "Sumatra Barb"? Never heard of that kind. How many do you have? The best tankmates for barbs are at least 5 others of their same species.
  6. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    It's better not to keep tiger barbs with long-finned fish.
  7. jbelalcaNew MemberMember

    A Sumatra barb is the same tiger barb, (puntius tetrazona), i dont want to have only barbs i want to have some other species, but i dont know which species should i buy.

  8. jbelalcaNew MemberMember

    I have a 20 galon tank with 7 tiger barbs, 2 silver dollars, 2 rosy barb, 2 puntius filamentosus, 2 nuns, 2 gold gurami, 2 white gurami, 1 gurami spring.

    I want anothe specie like a red one or blue one some one that give me colours.

    thanks a lot for ypu help :)
  9. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I'd say your tank is already well stocked, any more and it will be over stocked.
  10. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    If you post the same question in two different places it makes it hard to give a good answer ;) so I merged them and we can all see everybodys suggestions at once. Hope you don't mind.
  11. jbelalcaNew MemberMember

  12. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    No problem ;) we're all learning here.
  13. RyarainesNew MemberMember

    If you want red and blue, how about some Columbia Fire & Ice tetras (Hyphessobrycon colombianus)? They're semi aggressive.

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