Tiger barbs and mollies?

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I've got 4 tiger barbs in a 20 gallon right now and I'd like to get 2-3 mollies to join them. Would they get along or should I pick a different tankmate for them?

If they can get along, should I get 2 more tigers (I've read they do better with at least 6)?

And if I get mollies, can I get 3 or are they better kept in even numbers like the barbs?

Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.
 

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The barbs would enjoy more buddies. I think the Mollies would be fine. When you have livebearers(Mollies are live bearers) its best to keep them in a trio(1 male and 2 females) so the male doesn't harrasse just one female.
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Thanks so much for the response! (I'm keeping my barbs and mollies seperated at the moment because the lady at the LFS said they'd kill each other...but I hear they can be ignorant at times.) I wasn't sure, so I just got a pair...I'll stop by the store tomorrow and get another female.
 

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Just watch them for any nipping but I think you should be fine. The barbs will eat any fry the mollys have though. If you observe any damaging nipping then you could separate them but I don't think it will happen. The barbs will be too busy chasing each other around
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Thanks for the advice again! They've been getting along great. They actually interact and don't bite each other at all. Hooray!
 

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