8 Best Tank Mates for Tiger Barbs - Fish Tank Advisor

Also known as the Red Barb, this fish should bring lots of activity to a tank.
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Since your primary goal is to have Tiger Barbs, you need to have a tank that can adequately accommodate them. The temperament of the Tiger Barb will also determine what kind of fish you can house with them.
The tank mostly has tiger barbs. platy, swordtail, goldfish, tetras are also present
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The Longfin Tiger Barb is a very hardy fish, great for both beginning and experienced aquarists. They are usually not very picky eaters and will thrive on quality flake foods. As with any selectively-bred fish, they can be a bit weaker than the fish they originate from. Their tank needs to be kept clean as they are susceptible to ich. With clean, clear, well-filtered water, these fish will do very well. Use caution when selecting tankmates, however, as these barbs will nip the fins of slow-swimming and other long-finned fish. Someone told me they were fin nippers( like the tiger barb) or love to eat plants. Sound like a bad fish for the type of tanks most people on here do.
Photo provided by FlickrHey guys, here is a video of my fish tank, containing 3 kinds of barbs and 2 other fish.i hope you enjoy my video and thanks for watching!
Photo provided by FlickrThis video of my tanks while fish are feeding. I've added 1 female pearl danio, 3 diamond tetra, 1 odessa barb, 1 male danio, 2 Columbia tetra
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The Rosy Barb is also known in certain circles as the Red Barb and is a popular freshwater tropical fish that will bring a lot of activity to your tank. The Rosy Barb is generally peaceful but like many barbs, can become fin nippers if they are not placed in a small school of 5 or more. They are also very aggressive eaters and will accept flake fish food with gusto.The Odessa Barb can rival the colors of most saltwater species. Odessa Barbs are considered hardy and will tolerate a wide range of water parameters but will thrive in well planted tanks that are slightly on the acidic side of the pH range. The Odessa Barb may be difficult to find at your local fish store, but ask your store to order some for you. You may be required to leave a small deposit but it will be well worth getting a school of these beauties.The Tinfoil Barb is a fish that is often available in pet shops and sold to the beginning aquarist but it is not the best choice for those beginning in the freshwater hobby. The tinfoil barb requires a very large tank, at least 75 gallons (284 liters) for one and a much larger aquarium when keeping these barbs in multiples because of their potential adult size of 13 inches (32 cm). They like to have lots of space for swimming and they are indeed fast swimmers. They also like to jump out of tanks that don't have tight fitting hoods.If you get a school of these Odessa Barbs, you might see some territorial aggression or tests of dominance among the males. These little battles shouldn't last long and they really should not be cause for concern. If it gets out of hand though, be prepared to separate the weaker fish. The Odessa Barb should play nicely with the other fish in the tank but watch for fin nipping. Fin nipping may be dimished if you keep a school of Odessa Barbs in your tank.Odessa Barbs are not picky eaters and they should eat most fish food that hits the tank water. Give your Odessa Barb some live or frozen fish food ocassionally and they will reward you with great coloration and lots of activity.Before we properly get started on my best of Tankmates for Tiger Barbs I think it's only right to mention how best to keep them. Tiger Barbs have a reputation for being fin nippers throughout the hobby and therefore many people decide not to keep this misunderstood fish.