Tiger Barbs With Discus?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by ilovefishys17, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. ilovefishys17Valued MemberMember

    Can tiger barbs go with discus? Are they schooling fish?
  2. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Tiger Barbs are too nippy and aggressive to be with discus. Also, discus need temperatures of 82-84 and tiger barbs require temperatures under 75 degrees. The best schooling fish to go with discus are rummy nose and cardinal tetras.
  3. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    That might be the worst combination I can think of. o_O
    One fish is calm and peaceful. The other, the barb, is hyperactive and rowdy.
    Discus like calm water. Tigers like fast water.
    Tigers are cool water, higher pH. Discus are low pH, warm water...

    On almost every level, you have opposites there. They don't attract.

  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I agree with Discusluv, cherry barbs would work though instead of tiger barbs
  5. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree with all the above posts, another idea would be congo tetras or diamond tetras.
  6. OP

    ilovefishys17Valued MemberMember

    Hi, I'm setting up a discus aquarium, and was wandering if tiger barbs can go with discus.
  7. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Easy answer.........No they are not temp compatible and are the complete opposite of discus.
  8. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Threads have been merged, please only create one thread per topic
  9. OP

    ilovefishys17Valued MemberMember

    Ya sorry I couldn't find my post and I created another cause I thought they got deleted.
  10. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Discus and cardinal tetras are also fine together. You could make a really nice tank with
    Cardinal Tetras
    Albino Corys

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