Tiger Barbs With Discus?

  1. i

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

  2. D

    Discusluv Well Known Member Member

    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

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

  6. OP

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

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

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

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

    ilovefishys17 Valued Member Member

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

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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