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Cimoka
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« on: February 15, 2008, 07:24:08 PM »

I have 4 Tiger Barbs in a 20 gallon tank. By the recommendations I read, I should have at least six.

Is the 20 gallon tank adequate for six? It is the minimum recommended tank site for barbs.
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Jinxstir
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 09:47:41 PM »

Tigers are great, IMO your tank is a little small for them. They are very fast swimmers, when grown they might shoot right out through the glass.  good luck
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 10:16:55 AM »

Tiger barbs in a 20high tank are very restricted in their swimming room, they are such active fish. four of them is too few but adding more is too many for your tank.

In a 20 long it's a bit more tolerable, although they really are so much better in a larger tank.

Personally, if I were in your situation, I'd see if I could trade the tigers in to the store and re-stock with something more appropriate for your tank size.

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