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Old 01-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #1 
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Paradise Fish

I have an empty 45 gallon tank that I want to set up and put a group (1m-3f) in it. If they breed or not it doesn't matter. I would like some tank mates and thought about a group of tiger barbs. I know Paradise are cousins to the Betta and can be very aggressive. Has anyone on her kept the Paradise before?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #2 
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Personally, I'd be just as worried about aggression from the barbs. Paradise fish do have long enough tails to present a target to the tigers. If the tiger school was big enough (at least 12), I suppose you could try it, but it isn't a combination I'd want to risk.
This isn't personal experience, though - I have friends with these fish, and I was interested in them myself for a while, so I did a bit of research, but it's not my experience. :)
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #3 
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I agree with bombalurina tiger barbs are fin nippers and paradise fish have long fins, I also don't think that's a good idea.

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #4 
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I read somewhere, someone keeping them with some Firemouth ciclids and the Paradise ruled the tank. Any suggestions on tankmates for them. I've heard they can be very aggressive.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #5 
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Hmmm...I would say some species of dwarf cichlids, maybe kribs or rams, bigger tetras (no neons - rummynose would be better), catfish or plecos, shortfin or giant danios.
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