Where To Buy Other Colored Tiger Barbs? 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Tiger Barb' started by BirdMom, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. BirdMomValued MemberMember

    My daughter's father and I decided to go our separate ways he's currently watching my aquarium while I settle into my new place my aquarium right now consists of...

    1 Betta
    3 Tiger barbs
    1 Mystery snail
    3 Peppered Corydoras
    Bladder snails & a ton of waaaay over grown plants!

    I know I need to get more tiger barbs and corydoras for their mental health I am separating the aquarium into two aquariums I am taking my betta and his mystery snail over into their own aquarium I'm not quite sure whether it's going to be a 10 gallon or 20 long yet... the tiger barbs are most likely going to stay in their 29 gallon however I kind of want to downsize to a 20 long.

    If I didn't take in these tiger barbs they wouldn't be alive right now and the only reason I had three corydoras is because while I was in the hospital the person who was taken care of my aquarium did a shift job unfortunately I also lost my other mystery snail and almost all my bladder snails which I know or supposed to be a pest but I actually kind of like the little buggers.

    How many tiger barbs will comfortably fit in a 20 long and how many will comfortably fit in a 29 gallon?

    I would like to also keep some corydoras in with the tiger barbs but I'm not sure how many I know a need to add at least three more to my group to bring it up to the minimum recommended six so please account for a bio load of 6 corydoras at minimum.

    What store do you recommend buying fancy color tiger barbs from? currently my three tiger barbs are just the normal variety.
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
  3. BirdMomValued MemberMember

    Thank you
  4. JenCWell Known MemberMember

    You can play with stocking options on   to estimate bioloads with different school and tank sizes. It might help you choose between the 20g and 29g.

    As for where to buy fish, stores vary and some offer a lot more than others. If you haven't already done so, I'd Google fish stores in your area and check Yelp to see which fish stores other people like. A dedicated fish store may offer a better selection than somewhere like Petco or Petsmart. They're often willing to order fish for you if they're not something kept in stock.
  5. smoteymoteNew MemberMember

    Skimming by and wanted to ask - how are those tiger barbs doing with the betta? I thought they couldn't be housed together? I was planning a 29 community with mine but I'm worried about nipping and bullying even with my king betta.
  6. BirdMomValued MemberMember

    I'm actually separating them the only reason they were put together in the first place was because I didn't have any other options... I absolutely do not recommend putting Tiger barbs in with a betta matter of fact I don't recommend tiger barbs for any reason whatsoever unless you already have a low number of tiger barbs in which case yes get them company.

    My betta is such a sweet boy that he isn't one for conflict so he spends most his day in his hide and thankfully the tiger barbs stay in their java moss most the day but if anyone comes near the Java moss there quick to run them off it is one of the perks of having an extremely overgrown aquarium is there is way too many places for them to hide the tiger barbs leave the corydoras alone and my betta can get along with absolutely anything including the corydoras and the mystery snail.

    The tiger barbs will occasionally bully the snails if they come too close and I've seen a tiger barb take out a baby bladder snail.

    My three-year-old daughter absolutely loves her tiger fish which is the main reason that these little demons haven't been re-homed
  7. smoteymoteNew MemberMember

    Ahaha, yeah okay, I'm glad I was thinking correctly then. I love how tigers look (Green ones especially) so I think my plan to do a barb-only tank is still the best option. Thanks for the reply!