From the article: Tiger Barb
Have you kept a Tiger Barb? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Tiger Barb. Your knowledge could help other owners Share Your Experiences
- Tiger barbs are notorious for their fin-nipping tendencies; they may harass members of other species. However, this behavior is usually minimal in barbs kept in sufficiently large schools. 50 gal tank and atleast 12 of them is good, they will not bother other tankmates.
- —Guest prestowes
- I have a 55 gallon planted tank with an Aquaclear 110 filter. My stock is: 10 TB's, 4 ATB's, 2 gold gourami's, 2 panda corys. The barbs get along great. they don't go for any of the other fish. They love their life :) With Tiger Barbs I recommend a long aquarium Vs a tall aquarium. They love playing follow the leader and watching 14 tiger barbs going through your tank single file is REALLY cool to see! Parameters of my tank: Ph 7.5, Ammonia:0 Nitrite:0 Nitrate: 10-25 (Fluxuates because of plants)
- —Guest Devin
Jerkfish Tiger Barbs
- I have a 40 gal tank. In my tank are 2 tiger barbs, one of those is an @ss. I am looking for advice on how to get rid of both of them. The pet store won't take them back because it has been almost a year since I bought them. I have an aversion to flushing a live fish. Any assistance would be appreciated.
- —Guest Auti
Mean tiger barbs
- My five tiger barbs keep nipping my cory cats. I don't know what to do because the only other place to put the barbs is a half gallon betta tank. WHAT SHOULD I DO!!?!?
- —Guest Craig
- I have two tiger barbs one keeps swimming nose down its kinds fat I'm wondering if its pregnant
- —Guest linda
Barbs, gourami, catfish, tetras
- I recently bought 5 tiger barbs from my local pet store and so far I love them! I wasn't worried about aggression and fin nipping since my gourami is full sized and a big bully. The tiger barbs got a little aggressive in the bag, resulting in the broken jaw of one of the barbs but so far he's survived and has been able to eat. The barbs are playful and chase each other and leave my other fish alone. My African featherfin catfish is to big to be bothered by them despite his long flowing fins. I love these little guys and will probably buy more since they do better in larger schools.
- —Guest Guest tank
- I have a 20 gallon tank with 2 green tiger barbs and (previously) 3 regular tiger barbs. I cleaned the tank and 4 days later one of the regular tiger barbs died. the other two were clearly distressed but looked healthy. It's been a week since the first one died. This morning another one died. All the other fish look healthy except the last tiger barb and I can't imagine that he will last much more than today. The green barbs are fine!! Not sure what happened, but glad all the other fish are fine.
- —Guest Bonanna
I want a rainbow
- I have two tiger and two black rubys in my tank and I want to add a raunbow shark but am scared that the rainbow shark will kill the tigers I need help
- —Guest Tank102
Barbs, tetra, rainbow shark ten gallon
- I started a ten gallon tank with one rainbow shark one tetra and three tiger barbs. The three barbs slowly died out I'm assuming because of the rainbow shark. The rainbow shark and one tetra made a cute couple but I felt bad because the rainbow shark would always put the tetra in her place but over time things got better between them and space. Then I put some more tiger barbs in worried about the shark I ended up bringing him back to the store. Now I only had four tiger barbs and the one tetra ended up being killed by the biggest tiger barb slowly he mutilated her. So I got rid of the biggest tiger barb and got two smaller tetras and two dwarf frogs. The tank seems very peaceful and playful now with four tiger barbs and two tetras except the tetras stick to themselves and like to hide from tiger barbs I think this is because there too wild for the tetra and annoy them. But oh well! The frogs were an amazing addition
- —Guest Caroline
Simply beautiful fish
- I'm currently keeping 5 tiger barbs together in a 12 gallon aquarium (I know that they will eventually outgrow their tank, but by that point I will most likely have a larger aquarium for them) and I've been exceptionally pleased with the results! They are beautiful and energetic fish with great personalities. While it kind of bums me out that I won't be able to safely keep any other fish with them, I'd say their beauty makes up for it, and then some!
- —Guest Cre'lus
- I have 5 tiger barbs with 8 tetras in a 10 gallon and only one tiger barb sits out from the rest on the top corner of my light.
- —Guest Jrf
Tiger Barbs with Catfish and Aglae eater
- We was wondering if the catfish will attack the Algae eater and will the five tiger barbs be OK all together. We want to get two female black molly and one male in the same tank with the other fish is that's okay I wonder?????
- —Guest nikki and domenique
- I own 5 tiger barbs, and they always school together! Don't keep them with long finned fish though, those are prime nipping targets. If you are going to get these hardy, fast fish consider a dark background. I keep them on a dark blue background and they stand out dramatically.
- —Guest Isaac
- A few days ago, i bought 5 barbs. they have kept the fighting among themselves, and have only once nipped another fish. they seem to have started to school with other fish. i keep them with a dwarf gourami, 3 serpae tetras (very nice fish) and a red tailed shark who minds his own buisness. The barbs are SUPER!!
- —Guest Joe
Five to One
- I recently bought some tiger barbs. I started off with two, then bought three. So far, four out of five have died. I don't know what the cause could be. Now with just the one its starting to go after the other less aggresive fish. I'm worried now, the other fish are going to have to suffer and I don't want that to happen. Please help......
- —Guest Charles
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