Nippy fish

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  1. Kat

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    Hey all,
    my friend gave me all his fish- 3 tiger barbs, 5 danio's, 4 black widows, a neon tetra and a swordtail. Now I want to introduce more fish into the tank, but the barbs are very nippy, there are only three of them and I've read that if you introduce more barbs into the tank, they become less nippy, so if I buy three more u reckon they'd behave better :) They are in a 100 litre tank and I want to get the swordtail and black neon some company as well as introduce my 6 black widows. But I dont want any new fish to be bullied..
     
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    Kat, I would suggest maybe taking the barbs to a LPS and swop them for something else. They not really great community fish with the fish you have. They will also cause big problems with your Betta's
     
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    Thanks, theyre actually not in wid th betta's. Betta's in th 30l and my friends fish are all by themselves in a 100l...wasnt planning on putting them wid th betta's. Was hoping to keep the betta's and platies together and then move my black widows into the 100l with th new fish-th barbs, danio's, widows etc seem to get on fine..what are good community fish to have with tiger barbs-I quite like them-theyre orange wid green stripes and red fins-quite pretty :)
     
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    Barbs = Barbaric....

    :)
     
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    lol are they really that bad?
     
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    yip
     
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    agree with Zoom would take to LFS and swop for other fish , platties swords.
     

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